CPAP Tubing & Hoses
CPAP tubing is the hose system that connects your CPAP mask to your sleep apnea therapy device. There are many types of tubing options available, and most are compatible with any make or model of CPAP machine or bilevel device.
Standard and “slim style” tubing are universal types while heated tubing must be used with specific manufacturer models. CPAP tubing size options range from 2 feet to 10 feet in length. To avoid bacteria buildup, it is recommended to clean your CPAP hose daily and replace it every three (3) to six (6) months.
What Is CPAP Tubing?
The CPAP tubing or hose is a hollow tube that connects the CPAP mask to the CPAP machine. CPAP machines compress air, which is then delivered to the mask via the CPAP tubing.
There are two types of CPAP hoses: standard and heated hoses. The former is used in most CPAP machines while the later can only be used with specific devices. Heated hoses are mainly used to counteract “rainout” or condensation buildup in the tube and the mask.
How Much Is a CPAP Hose?
Our CPAP hoses start at $8.99. Prices can vary depending on the type, size, and brand. Most standard tubes are cheaper than heated hoses are. We have a wide range of CPAP tubing from trusted brands, including ResMed, Philips Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel. Browse our selection to find the best tubes for your CPAP or bilevel machines.
Does CPAP Hose Size Matter?
The length and diameter of the tubing do matter. The standard tubing is usually six feet long. The longer the tubing, the more distance the air has to travel from the machine to the mask. As the air travels, its temperature drops, and it loses moisture. This can lead to rainout.
The diameter of the tube also affects the setting of your CPAP or bilevel device. You will have to adjust the setting of your device if you use tubes with a different diameter. To ensure 100 percent compatibility and less hassle, it’s best to use the same brand of hoses with your machine (e.g., ResMed hoses with ResMed machines).