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"Gurgling sound" when using cpap - no humidifier
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"Gurgling sound" when using cpap - no humidifier
I can't seem to find any info on what would be causing this unless its fluid buildup from using a humidifier which I am NOT doing. I do live in FL where it is humid, but there is no noticeable water in my machine or tubing. My wife is the one who claims its a gurgling noise, so maybe she's just not right. 

Could a mask leak cause this sort of sound? Could the pressure be off? Unfortunately I am not waking up when it happens, but I have noticed my sleep has been horrible this past month that she has noticed this happening. 

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RE: "Gurgling sound" when using cpap - no humidifier
My husband can sound like an old fashioned stove top coffee peculator at times--he has a problem with mouth and mask leaks. He is nearly deaf and doesn't hear it but I sure do! He doesn't use any humidification, so yes, your wife is hearing things--I'm sure hearing them.
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RE: "Gurgling sound" when using cpap - no humidifier
So its because the mask is leaking?
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It's usually water in the tube from an over-filled humidifier (DAMHIK). Make sure the tube is routed upward from the back of the machine so any water in the tube drains back.
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RE: "Gurgling sound" when using cpap - no humidifier
I recently experienced a sound reminiscent of a gurgling sound, and I don't use the humidifier either. It was the intake filter. After a replacement was inserted, the sound ceased.
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RE: "Gurgling sound" when using cpap - no humidifier
(10-18-2021, 08:50 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: It's usually water in the tube from an over-filled humidifier (DAMHIK).   Make sure the tube is routed upward from the back of the machine so any water in the tube drains back.

I'm not using a humidifier. That's why I can't figure out what's happening.
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RE: "Gurgling sound" when using cpap - no humidifier
Are you really using a legacy RemStar Pro? That machine has to be over 12-15 years old. Maybe it's just age.
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The Smithsonian may be calling you about that PAP.
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>>>Are you really using a legacy RemStar Pro? That machine has to be over 12-15 years old. Maybe it's just age.

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