Lightest and most flexible tubing?

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Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Rob K » Sat May 07, 2022 6:09 pm

I'm looking for replacement tubing for my Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto machine. The original heated tubing is annoyingly stiff and heavy. The rubber ends are the heaviest. I'm a very active sleeper and the hose is always pulling on my mask and forcing me to make mask adjustments many times a night. I never use heat so I don't need heated tubing. What's the lightest and most flexible replacement hose on the market?

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Pugsy » Sat May 07, 2022 6:32 pm

Have you ever seen/tried the ResMed non heated slimline hose?
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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Dog Slobber » Sat May 07, 2022 6:34 pm

I use a heated hose, but you can increase the flexibility of a hose by putting it in the clothes dryer for a minute or two. (credit palerider)

viewtopic.php?p=1397767#p1397767

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by raisedfist » Sat May 07, 2022 7:01 pm

respironics white performance tubing is my favorite, if you don't need a heated hose.

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Rob K » Sat May 07, 2022 7:35 pm

I've never used a slimline or light hose of any sort. Just the heated hoses that came with my machines, Phillips System One and now Resmed Vauto. Also just picked up a Breas Z2 for travel. Just wondering which replacement hoses are out there that are super light and very flexible.

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by GrumpyHere » Sat May 07, 2022 10:25 pm

Rob K wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 6:09 pm
I'm a very active sleeper and the hose is always pulling on my mask and forcing me to make mask adjustments many times a night.
Not a direct placement but you could consider a hose manager

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0034CHMRU/

And add a very flexible short hose at the end of original hose

https://www.cpap.com/productpage/circad ... -cpap-tube

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by palerider » Sat May 07, 2022 11:41 pm

Rob K wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 6:09 pm
I'm a very active sleeper
That's often a sign if inadequately treated sleep apnea.

Like this friend of mine who had a reputation for somehow managing to turn the sheets and blankets 90 degrees on her bed at night, now, after getting a properly adjusted CPAP... her sheets are where she left them when she wakes up in the morning.

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by palerider » Sat May 07, 2022 11:42 pm

Dog Slobber wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 6:34 pm
I use a heated hose, but you can increase the flexibility of a hose by putting it in the clothes dryer for a minute or two. (credit palerider)

viewtopic.php?p=1397767#p1397767
My CPAP hose is no longer happy to see me... :cough:

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by chunkyfrog » Sun May 08, 2022 7:01 am

palerider wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 11:42 pm
Dog Slobber wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 6:34 pm
I use a heated hose, but you can increase the flexibility of a hose by putting it in the clothes dryer for a minute or two. (credit palerider)

viewtopic.php?p=1397767#p1397767
My CPAP hose is no longer happy to see me... :cough:
Can I do that to a heated hose?
The new one is too "eager" to drape nicely on my fishing pole.

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by palerider » Sun May 08, 2022 2:22 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 7:01 am
palerider wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 11:42 pm
Dog Slobber wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 6:34 pm
I use a heated hose, but you can increase the flexibility of a hose by putting it in the clothes dryer for a minute or two. (credit palerider)

viewtopic.php?p=1397767#p1397767
My CPAP hose is no longer happy to see me... :cough:
Can I do that to a heated hose?
The new one is too "eager" to drape nicely on my fishing pole.
I don't see why not, however, I haven't tried it.
I'd try on an older one, and see if it worked fine. might wrap the ends in a sock or something just for a bit of added padding. esp the end that fits on the machine.

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Rob K » Sun May 08, 2022 7:57 pm

Yes unresolved sleep problem. Very active all night, end up in odd positions while I sleep. Wake every half hour to hour on my back when apnea is severe. Have to untangle and readjust everything when I wake. AHI is under 1 most nights. Leaks are low. Have not been able to figure it out with help of three different doctors over the last 8 years. It may be that I just don't tolerate cpap very well. I have to use it even though it doesn't seem like it helps much. So exhausted every day of my life unless I can sleep for 12 hours to make up the deficit. Cpap probably helps more than I realize.

I have done the hose in the dryer trick. The weight of the hose is bothersome also. Just going to get a different hose. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Rob K » Sun May 08, 2022 8:07 pm

If I had one of those hose managers I'd probably end up hung from it with the workout I do in my sleep. I'd probably make the news with that one. Cpap kills guy. :lol:

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Rob K » Sun May 08, 2022 8:14 pm

Thanks for that link. The Sleepweaver Feather Weight hose looks great. It doesn't have those heavy rubber ends, maybe it does, hard to tell from the photo. Wish it was long and not just 1.5ft

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by GrumpyHere » Sun May 08, 2022 9:42 pm

Rob K wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 8:14 pm
Wish it was long and not just 1.5ft
You can chain them up BUT the couplers add weight.
Rob K wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 8:14 pm
I'd probably make the news with that one
Take a look at this thread

viewtopic/t172711/Creative-hose-managem ... r#p1265319

I went with the least expensive option. But the HoZer and the CHRALS look to have enough flex and freedom of movement to alleviate the problem.
chunkyfrog wrote:
Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:55 pm
My broken fishing rod, swivel plant hanger, and duck tape device
is looking better and better all the time.
:lol:
The HoZer looks like how chunkyfrog describes her system.

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by chunkyfrog » Sun May 08, 2022 10:20 pm

My hose hanger does not resemble the HoZer in any way!
It mounts on the wall next to the bed about 6 feet off the floor.
It takes up NO space on shelf or table.
The swivel is a WALL-MOUNTED bracket, with a swivel arm extending about a foot long..
The fishing rod is taped to the swivel arm; and the hose hangs from elastic bands
looped through three of the eyelets.
The tip of the fishing rod describes an arc over the bed with a 4 foot radius
Sorry, no picture--after photobucket burned me, no more pictures.
Suffice it to say, my sytem is far more flexible than any commercial product.

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