How noisy is CPAP

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How noisy is CPAP

Postby Sleepytime » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:12 pm

It seems to me that I heard that the machines used to be pretty noisy. Does anyone know if that's still true? Has anyone's partner or spouse commented on the noise level?

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Re: How noisy is CPAP

Postby Daniel » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:22 pm

Sleepytime wrote:It seems to me that I heard that the machines used to be pretty noisy. Does anyone know if that's still true? Has anyone's partner or spouse commented on the noise level?

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CPAP machines noise level is normally between 28 and 32 decibels.

Snoring has been clocked at 95+ decibels (very severe).

Usually the noise from cpap machines is not a problem, but noise from a leaking mask is.

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Postby Brian » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:24 pm

I don't hear the motor sound of my REMstar Auto at all and the machine is right beside my head. All I hear is the sound of the air in the hose as I inhale and exhale. My wife has never commented on the sound of the machine, just that she's happy I breath all night.

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Postby Sleepytime » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:50 pm

Thank you, Daniel and Brian, for such quick replies.

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Re: How noisy is CPAP

Postby SidecarMike » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:15 pm

Daniel wrote:
Sleepytime wrote:It seems to me that I heard that the machines used to be pretty noisy. Does anyone know if that's still true? Has anyone's partner or spouse commented on the noise level?

Sleepytime


CPAP machines noise level is normally between 28 and 32 decibels.

Snoring has been clocked at 95+ decibels (very severe).

Usually the noise from cpap machines is not a problem, but noise from a leaking mask is.

Daniel.


The machine is quiet, but my wife always complains about the mask noise. I use a Mirage Swift, but last night slept with a ComfortClassic. It was uncomfortable as all get out so of course, my wife said she liked it because it was so quiet compared to my Swift.
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Postby Brian » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:35 pm

It was uncomfortable as all get out so of course, my wife said she liked it because it was so quiet compared to my Swift.


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Postby mhecc » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:07 pm

How noisy is CPAP
It seems to me that I heard that the machines used to be pretty noisy. Does anyone know if that's still true? Has anyone's partner or spouse commented on the noise level?

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Huh! Wat's you say? Noisy popcorn you say? Wait a minute until I get my hearing aids on so I can hear you better. I got to head to bed, put my cpap mask on, and sleep and dream in silent world.

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Postby SidecarMike » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:15 pm

mhecc wrote:
How noisy is CPAP
It seems to me that I heard that the machines used to be pretty noisy. Does anyone know if that's still true? Has anyone's partner or spouse commented on the noise level?

Sleepytime

Huh! Wat's you say? Noisy popcorn you say? Wait a minute until I get my hearing aids on so I can hear you better. I got to head to bed, put my cpap mask on, and sleep and dream in silent world.

Mike


Unfortunately in my house the one who needs hearing aids is the one with the machine.
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Postby Frances » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:23 pm

I'm a spouse. My husband uses a Fisher and Paykel machine and I find it very quiet. So is the mask (Respironics Comfortfull) as long as it doesn't leak.
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Postby Sleepytime » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:15 pm

Thanks, everybody! It's good to know that I won't be keeping my friend awake with CPAP.

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Some more good info for you on how noisy CPAP is.

Postby AlienFaceHugger » Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:49 am

I asked this in a previous post and got some good info.
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Postby Sleepytime » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:40 pm

Thank you, Alien. It seems that everyone's machines are quieter than the earlier ones, which is good to know.

Thanks again.

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Postby BARBCCRN » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:47 pm

My machine is very quiet. It's a lot better than the snoring that used to come from our room! :lol: :lol:
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