Getting Tangled In Your CPAP Tube? | Common CPAP Problems & Solutions

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If you’ve used CPAP and move at all during the night, then you know how frustrating it is to get tangled up in your CPAP tube. You may be waking up with your therapy interrupted by a crushed tube, your body out of position, or worse – your CPAP machine on the floor from a midnight rollover. See below for our keys to your CPAP tube shackles.

Here are 4 ways to keep your CPAP tube in place:

1. Replace old equipment so it keeps its shape.

When your supplies wear out (which will happen over time with use), they become loose and insecure. A loose CPAP tube will have leaks and be unable to stay in place during the night. This is the easiest fix if your tube position problems are fairly new and should be tended to first and foremost. It’s important to replace your supplies regularly to keep a strong seal the whole night through as well.

Luckily, most insurance providers are willing to cover replacement supplies on a frequent schedule. Using insurance for your CPAP supplies is convenient not just because it saves you money, but also because it helps you adhere to a replacement schedule.

Your CPAP supplies could be yours for $0! Allow us to check with your insurance provider for you to find out what is covered (for free!). Click below to get started:

Are your supplies due for a replacement? Check out our standard insurance replacement schedule below:

2. Use a machine with a good CPAP tube position.

Did you know that newer machines are more ergonomic? Not only are they designed better than machines of old, but they also will automatically adjust their setting to match your specific needs, too. The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet automatically adjusts mask fit to match the mask and tube you use. It also features automatic comfort settings to help you stay CPAP compliant:

  • Auto-titration: Smart algorithm automatically adjusts your therapy pressure as your needs change
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • Humidification: 7 levels of humidity and a heated tube ensures you don’t dry out
  • Auto-titration: Smart algorithm automatically adjusts your therapy pressure as your needs change
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • Humidification: 7 levels of humidity and a heated tube ensures you don’t dry out

Upgrade to the AirSense today for just $99 down and 0% APR!

Need extra control of your tube? Try a tube stand!

3. Switch to an AirMini for maximum positioning availability.

ResMed’s AirMini CPAP can be used with a wall mount – you can even mount it to your bed! The AirMini CPAP weighs only 0.66 lbs and fits in the palm of your hand. But don’t be fooled by the size of the AirMini—its compact size doesn’t compromise the quality of your sleep therapy.

  • Powerful and quiet: Auto-titrating machine adjusts to your pressure needs as you sleep
  • Control in the palm of your hand: The AirMini smartphone app gives you complete control over your CPAP therapy
  • Mask included with machine: Choose from the AirFit P10, AirFit N20, AirFit N30, AirFit F20, or AirFit F30
  • Powerful and quiet: Auto-titrating machine adjusts to your pressure needs as you sleep
  • Control in the palm of your hand: The AirMini smartphone app gives you complete control over your CPAP therapy
  • Mask included with machine: Choose from the AirFit P10, AirFit N20, AirFit N30, AirFit F20, or AirFit F30

Upgrade to the AirMini today for just $99 down and 0% APR!

Want to put your AirMini anywhere? Try the AirMini Mount!

4. Use a mask with a tube on top.

If you move around in your sleep a lot, you’ll need a mask designed to let you change position. That’s why we recommend the AirFit F30i, as it has a frame that holds your CPAP tube on the top of your head with a swivel granting free movement during the night. You’ll be free to sleep how you like without a tube wrapping around you while you slumber.

  • Minimal design: Reduces claustrophobia and allows you to sleep in any position
  • QuietAir™ technology: Makes for a quieter experience for you and your bed partner
  • SpringFit™ frame: Automatically adapts to fit you for a personalized, secure fit with every use
  • Minimal design: Reduces claustrophobia and allows you to sleep in any position
  • QuietAir™ technology: Makes for a quieter experience for you and your bed partner
  • SpringFit™ frame: Automatically adapts to fit you for a personalized, secure fit with every use

Save $20 when you buy the AirFit F30i today!

Don’t forget – your CPAP supplies could be yours for $0! Allow us to check with your insurance provider for you to find out what is covered (for free!). Click below to get started:


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