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CPAP Hose Rainout

Posted by Caryn McArdle RN, BSN Nurse Clinician on

CPAP Hose Rainout

The use of a heated humidifier with your Continuous Positive Airway Pressure system has a variety of great benefits for sleep apnea sufferers. Moist heated air prevents nasal congestion often associated with CPAP use and promotes user comfort. Sometimes, water from the humidifier collects in your system's tubing and results in an uncomfortable blowing of moisture into your nose or against your face. This unexpected discomfort can be a frustrating roadblock for you as a sleep apnea sufferer struggling to get comfortable treatment.

Why does CPAP Rain-Out Occur

When your CPAP humidifier is set to deliver moisture at too high of a setting, water can collect and condensate in portions of the airway tubing. This is called “rain-out” and may inappropriately cause water to blow into your sleep apnea mask. The wetness from rain-out is known to make users feel as though they're drowning whenever their tubing shifts with nighttime movement. If not corrected, rain-out can lead to poor sleep due to frequent waking, redness or chapping, and discomfort overtime.

How to Manage CPAP Hose Rain-Out

If you're experiencing CPAP rain-out, you can begin to manage it by checking the temperature of your bedroom. If you live in a region that tends to get chilly, ensure that your room is warm. If your bedroom is too cool, it'll promote the cooling of your CPAP tubing thus promoting rain-out. If you find sleeping in a warm room difficult, you can also try a small, low intensity floor heater placed a few feet away from your tubing. Next, try turning down the heat on your humidifier just a notch our two so that the humidified air isn't starkly contrasting the temperature of the outside air.

CPAP Supplies to Prevent Rain-out

Covering your tubing by using a product like the Comfort CPAP Tubing Cover can make a great deal of difference in reducing instances of rain-out. This cover keeps the CPAP tubing warm thereby preventing heated water from condensing along a cold hose.

Another option for rain-out prevention is using specially manufactured tubing for use with warm air humidifiers. ResMed ClimateLine Tubing Acts as a heat conductor and is able to maintain the warmth of the heated, humidified air. This ability to retain warmth prevents condensate buildup inside of the climate control tubing.

No matter which option is best for you, make sure that you're taking the proper steps to keep your tubing line clean and moisture free. Watch for signs of moisture collection in your CPAP hose like a yellow or brown discoloration to the plastic. Verify that you are remembering to replace your CPAP tubing annually. These steps won't prevent rain-out, but they'll promote cleanliness and you'll be less likely to be awoken by stagnant water against your face if rain-out does occur.

Investing in quality CPAP supplies is a great way to avoid discomfort with your sleep apnea treatment. Research the best CPAP tubing style for you and your environment, and purchase the other parts of you CPAP system from a reliable sleep apnea product retailer. As physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists, here at Breatheeasycpap.com, we understand the importance of continuous positive airway pressure treatment in sleep apnea sufferers and strive to support their treatment as best as we can.

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  • ResMed ClimateLine Tubin​g
  • Comfort CPAP Tubing Cove​r
  • CPAP Hose Rainout
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There are plenty of great reasons to start treatment for sleep apnea.After a day or two of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP therapy, you'll have more restful sleep, feel more rested and refreshed during the day, and, of course, put an end to that awful snoring that's been keeping your spouse awake all night long. But that's only [...]

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How to Avoid Mask Leakage, Especially in the Eyes

How to Avoid Mask Leakage, Especially in the EyesIf you are a sleep apnea sufferer, continuous positive airway pressure technology is an important step in correcting and preventing the cardiovascular and hormonal changes that often present themselves as a result of the condition. Unfortunately, many CPAP users find remaining compliant with their prescribed treatment hard to maintain because they run [...]

Read More »

Fitness Trackers for Sleep

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Read More »

Nasal Congestion and CPAP use

Nasal Congestion and CPAP useContinuous positive airway pressure therapy is an important element to treating your sleep apnea and preventing associated long-term health risks like high blood pressure, diabetes, and renal disease. CPAP use will also help you get a better night's sleep and help eliminate snoring as well as excessive fatigue. Despite the relief CPAP machines promote, users sometimes [...]

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Amara View/Pico

Amara View/PicoFinding the most suitable CPAP mask style to treat your sleep apnea is conceivably baffling if you're unsure where to begin. Hundreds of CPAP device and system options are available, and understanding what factors need to be considered when shopping around for a sleep apnea mask can be frustrating.We suggest you begin your search by asking your physician for [...]

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Sleeping Positions

Will My CPAP Machine Keep Me From Sleeping Comfortably?Finding out you that have sleep apnea and need to use a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device, or a CPAP machine, can be intimidating. Many people avoid treatment due to the fear that their CPAP system will be complicated or that they won't be able to sleep with their CPAP mask [...]

Read More »

Obesity and Sleep Apnea

Obesity and Sleep ApneaDid you know that the number of obese and severely obese patients that doctors treat for sleep apnea is roughly double that of adults of a normal weight? When it comes to finding a cause for most sleep apnea cases, we know that obesity is the primary culprit.When excess fat surrounds the upper airway and around the [...]

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Screen Electronics in the Bedroom

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Why Do Dogs Snore?

Why Do Dogs Snore? Is there anything sweeter than seeing the telltale signs that your beloved dog has fallen into a deep sleep? The corners of their mouths curl into smiles, they twitch their legs in a dream, and, just like their owners, they sometimes snore. Humans snore for varied reasons including allergies, sinus issues, aging, and normal changes in their soft [...]

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Recent Posts

CPAP Hose Rainout

Posted by Caryn McArdle RN, BSN Nurse Clinician on

CPAP Hose Rainout

The use of a heated humidifier with your Continuous Positive Airway Pressure system has a variety of great benefits for sleep apnea sufferers. Moist heated air prevents nasal congestion often associated with CPAP use and promotes user comfort. Sometimes, water from the humidifier collects in your system's tubing and results in an uncomfortable blowing of moisture into your nose or against your face. This unexpected discomfort can be a frustrating roadblock for you as a sleep apnea sufferer struggling to get comfortable treatment.

Why does CPAP Rain-Out Occur

When your CPAP humidifier is set to deliver moisture at too high of a setting, water can collect and condensate in portions of the airway tubing. This is called “rain-out” and may inappropriately cause water to blow into your sleep apnea mask. The wetness from rain-out is known to make users feel as though they're drowning whenever their tubing shifts with nighttime movement. If not corrected, rain-out can lead to poor sleep due to frequent waking, redness or chapping, and discomfort overtime.

How to Manage CPAP Hose Rain-Out

If you're experiencing CPAP rain-out, you can begin to manage it by checking the temperature of your bedroom. If you live in a region that tends to get chilly, ensure that your room is warm. If your bedroom is too cool, it'll promote the cooling of your CPAP tubing thus promoting rain-out. If you find sleeping in a warm room difficult, you can also try a small, low intensity floor heater placed a few feet away from your tubing. Next, try turning down the heat on your humidifier just a notch our two so that the humidified air isn't starkly contrasting the temperature of the outside air.

CPAP Supplies to Prevent Rain-out

Covering your tubing by using a product like the Comfort CPAP Tubing Cover can make a great deal of difference in reducing instances of rain-out. This cover keeps the CPAP tubing warm thereby preventing heated water from condensing along a cold hose.

Another option for rain-out prevention is using specially manufactured tubing for use with warm air humidifiers. ResMed ClimateLine Tubing Acts as a heat conductor and is able to maintain the warmth of the heated, humidified air. This ability to retain warmth prevents condensate buildup inside of the climate control tubing.

No matter which option is best for you, make sure that you're taking the proper steps to keep your tubing line clean and moisture free. Watch for signs of moisture collection in your CPAP hose like a yellow or brown discoloration to the plastic. Verify that you are remembering to replace your CPAP tubing annually. These steps won't prevent rain-out, but they'll promote cleanliness and you'll be less likely to be awoken by stagnant water against your face if rain-out does occur.

Investing in quality CPAP supplies is a great way to avoid discomfort with your sleep apnea treatment. Research the best CPAP tubing style for you and your environment, and purchase the other parts of you CPAP system from a reliable sleep apnea product retailer. As physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists, here at Breatheeasycpap.com, we understand the importance of continuous positive airway pressure treatment in sleep apnea sufferers and strive to support their treatment as best as we can.

  • CPAP heated humidifie​r
  • ResMed ClimateLine Tubin​g
  • Comfort CPAP Tubing Cove​r
  • CPAP Hose Rainout
2

The Truth About Sleep Apnea and Type 2 Diabetes

There are plenty of great reasons to start treatment for sleep apnea.After a day or two of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP therapy, you'll have more restful sleep, feel more rested and refreshed during the day, and, of course, put an end to that awful snoring that's been keeping your spouse awake all night long. But that's only [...]

Read More »

How to Avoid Mask Leakage, Especially in the Eyes

How to Avoid Mask Leakage, Especially in the EyesIf you are a sleep apnea sufferer, continuous positive airway pressure technology is an important step in correcting and preventing the cardiovascular and hormonal changes that often present themselves as a result of the condition. Unfortunately, many CPAP users find remaining compliant with their prescribed treatment hard to maintain because they run [...]

Read More »

Fitness Trackers for Sleep

Fitness Trackers for SleepThese days, time moves quickly and life is busy. This fast-paced world is one of many reasons to pay attention to your time and the quality of sleep you're getting at night. With insomnia impacting more people each year and the prevalence of sleep apnea increasing, it's ever more challenging to sleep well at night. Although [...]

Read More »

Nasal Congestion and CPAP use

Nasal Congestion and CPAP useContinuous positive airway pressure therapy is an important element to treating your sleep apnea and preventing associated long-term health risks like high blood pressure, diabetes, and renal disease. CPAP use will also help you get a better night's sleep and help eliminate snoring as well as excessive fatigue. Despite the relief CPAP machines promote, users sometimes [...]

Read More »

Amara View/Pico

Amara View/PicoFinding the most suitable CPAP mask style to treat your sleep apnea is conceivably baffling if you're unsure where to begin. Hundreds of CPAP device and system options are available, and understanding what factors need to be considered when shopping around for a sleep apnea mask can be frustrating.We suggest you begin your search by asking your physician for [...]

Read More »

Sleeping Positions

Will My CPAP Machine Keep Me From Sleeping Comfortably?Finding out you that have sleep apnea and need to use a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device, or a CPAP machine, can be intimidating. Many people avoid treatment due to the fear that their CPAP system will be complicated or that they won't be able to sleep with their CPAP mask [...]

Read More »

Obesity and Sleep Apnea

Obesity and Sleep ApneaDid you know that the number of obese and severely obese patients that doctors treat for sleep apnea is roughly double that of adults of a normal weight? When it comes to finding a cause for most sleep apnea cases, we know that obesity is the primary culprit.When excess fat surrounds the upper airway and around the [...]

Read More »

Screen Electronics in the Bedroom

Screen Electronics in the BedroomScreened Electronics have grown to become of the cornerstones of the modern age. You keep in contact with your children through text messages on your touch screen phone; you get that last dose of the daily news at eleven P.M. just before heading to bed, and send out one more work-related email from your tablet before [...]

Read More »

Why Do Dogs Snore?

Why Do Dogs Snore? Is there anything sweeter than seeing the telltale signs that your beloved dog has fallen into a deep sleep? The corners of their mouths curl into smiles, they twitch their legs in a dream, and, just like their owners, they sometimes snore. Humans snore for varied reasons including allergies, sinus issues, aging, and normal changes in their soft [...]

Read More »

Does a Nightcap Help Me Sleep?

Posted by John Kissane, Home Medical Equipment Specialist. on

Does a Nightcap Help Me Sleep?

Far and wide people enjoy a drink or two before bed and hope for a good night's rest. There seems to be a myth that drinking a few glasses of a favorite alcoholic beverage before bed will help you sleep better at night. Is there any truth to this old adage?

The Answer? Probably not. The fact of the matter seems to be that a few glasses of alcohol before bed actually decreases the amount and quality of sleep a person gets at night! Even more worrisome is that alcohol has an effect on breathing, and if you suffer from a sleep disordered condition like sleep apnea, this impact on your breathing is riskier than you may have considered.

Alcohol and R.E.M. Sleep

One of the ways alcohol use tricks you into thinking your sleep has improved rather than worsened is that after a few cocktails you fall into a deepsleep right away. The problem with this is that Rapid Eye Movement, or REM, occurs during the lighter stages of sleep. REM is important for learning, concentrating, and most forms of problem solving. A night or two of missed REM sleep and you won't be able to think straight!

Alcohol also impacts the way in which our lungs function. The harshness of the chemical compound which makes up alcohol easily moves from the bloodstream into the lungs, which is why breathalyzers work so well to detect inebriation. This harshness, or volatility, creates inflammation and can cause more dramatic breathing problems in those with asthma or COPD.

Sleep Apnea and Alcohol Use: Too Risky?

ObstructiveSleep Apnea results from the intermittent obstruction of your airway during breathing. It can be caused by excess weight around the neck area, restrictive sleeping positions, chronic nasal or sinus issues and many other factors. On top of these, many of those suffering from sleep apnea have developed the condition because of alcohol use resulting in long-term inflammation.

When a person with sleep apnea uses alcohol, they're taking a risk in two ways. First, alcohol impairs their already broken and diminished sleep. Pair this with the inability to attain R.E.M. during sleep and they'll wake each morning feeling less able to concentrate and more exhausted than ever. And yet, there are greater, more immediate risks to sleep apnea sufferers who consume alcohol than the basic issue of sleep disturbance.

Alcohol use relaxes the muscles around your throat and also decreases your drive to breathe. If you suffer from sleep apnea, a relaxed throat can increasethe likelihood of throat collapse, potentiating, or promoting, airway obstruction. For these reasons, we here at Breatheeasycpap.com suggest that person's with sleep apnea avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for fourhours before they try to fall asleep, or else risk worsening symptoms or even death.

Avoid Alcohol and Start CPAP Therapy

Not only do we wish to promote your sleep health by discouraging evening alcohol use, we suggest that you begin treating your sleep apnea as soon as possible following your diagnosis. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy is the gold standard in the treatment of today's sleep apnea sufferers. At Breatheeasycpap.com, you'll find inexpensive and quality CPAP masks, tubing and hoses, along with CPAP machines to get your sleep back on track.

Healthy sleep is the cornerstone to living a flourishing life. Don't delay taking whatever steps are necessary, such as avoiding alcohol or visiting your doctor, to promote robust sleep.

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