If you are a regular CPAP machine user, then you will know that the tubing of the machine is one of the most standard, yet vital pieces of equipment that comes with our CPAP machine.
Although you may think that the CPAP tubing is just another mindless piece of equipment, think again. There are many different options out there when it comes to getting the proper tubing to fit with your CPAP machine and mask.
With so much CPAP equipment out there for us to decide between, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed at all the options and really figure out what is best for YOUR needs.
Let’s take a look at two of the very different types of tubing you could get for your machine:
- The Kego Standard tubing, found here: https://www.papsmart.com/cpap-supplies-and-accessories/cpap-supplies/kego-standard-22mm-tubing this tubing is about as standard as they come, at 6 feet long and 22 mm in diameter. It is cost-friendly, coming in at only $29.99. These are very adaptable as they work perfectly with any CPAP machine.
- Tubes that come heated: such as the Resmed Climate heated tubing, found on the PapSmart website https://www.papsmart.com/cpap-supplies-and-accessories/cpap-supplies/resmed-climateline-heated-tubing. This is obviously the pricier option at $49.99, but it comes heated, which is good for people who find that they constantly wake up feeling very dry, especially in the winter months. The one downside if that these types of tubing are often only compatible with certain types of machines, so you may find yourself paying a little bit more for a whole new machine as well.
All in all, it’s a matter of not only personal preference, but what is best medically for your CPAP therapy. Obviously you will have to shell out a bit more money of you want a tube that is heated, but the benefits of the long run will make it worth it. Those who have a milder form of sleep apnea may be perfectly fine with a more standard tubing option. As always, don’t hesitate to consult your doctor if you are really unsure of what to do.