CPAP Mask Elbows and Swivels
While wearing your CPAP mask, you may end up moving quite a bit. Considering there is a tube attached to it, that means that your mask may get pulled or the hosing can get tangled as a result. Fortunately, there's an easy fix for this issue. Masks that have swivels and elbows as part of the frame allow for easy nocturnal movement without the tube tugging the mask. Tugging can cause the mask cushion seal to break and leak. Manufacturers have designed masks elbows and swivels to improve the overall mask fit. These CPAP mask elbows and swivels from Respshop.com ensure that your tube and mask setup can be moved without causing issues with the fit or air supply. All you have to do is attach an elbow or swivel insert to the hosing, and it will allow for greater flexibility of movement. The hose will move effortlessly rather than being yanked or contorted, helping to improve the quality of your sleep. And because these CPAP swivels and elbow inserts help keep the tube open and relaxed (rather than pulled tight), they help to keep your mask in place throughout the night. That's why it's so important to get one for your machine and to replace it if it should break.
Every elbow has a tube connector on it as well. These connectors make the mask attach to any tube. Although these connectors are mask specific, they are universal to all CPAP tubing. Therefore, you can use any mask with any CPAP with 6-foot tubing. On some masks such as the Philips DreamWear Nasal mask, this connector is removable from the elbow. The connector can end up getting stuck inside the CPAP’s 6 ft tubing. You can continue to connect the elbow to the connector inside of the tube. If you change tubing, you must be sure the connector is removed from the old tubing before disposing of the tube. Simply put the connector back on the mask and attach it to your new CPAP tube. This happens a lot.
One issue that all CPAP users must consider is how a contorted hose could affect their air supply during the night. If you moved to a new position in your sleep and the hose became crinkled or twisted, the supply of air could be greatly reduced or even eliminated. This is potentially very dangerous when you rely on a CPAP machine to sleep, so it's important to add an elbow or swivel to your setup in order to keep a steady air supply throughout the night.
When browsing through our collection of CPAP tube attachments, make sure you check for compatibility with your mask type and hosing size. Most products in this collection will work with a variety of brands for CPAP masks and accessories. If you are not sure which one you need, go to the mask’s page and look at "parts". Choose the one that fits your needs and start enjoying undisturbed, safer sleep today.