I have a ResMed nasal mask and all is well except for the mask is noisy due to turbulent airflow through the mask (the machine is quiet) - does anyone know of any tricks to reduce the noise?
I can't situate the mask in any manner that seems to much reduce the noise in the mask. I need to keep a fan going or some other type of noise because if its quiet I can't sleep for the racket. Its been 6 months since I started CPAP and all is well except I still cannot sleep in my own bed with my wife.
Your profile says you use the Eson. That's a F&P mask, not a Resmed mask. What mask are you using that is making the noise?
Any time a mask is noisy, the first step is to make sure it is put together correctly. Even if you have done it a hundred times, check it again.
If it is an older mask, get another one. While you wait for it to arrive, take a very soft toothbrush and clean the area where the air comes out.
If it is a new mask, send it back and request another. Could be a lemon.
You can also switch to another nasal mask.
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I have an Eson too, it is silent. If it is an Eson that you are using, it is either defective or put together wrong as Paula says.