First off I just want to say hi I am new to the board!
Ok so I just got a new machine today, the ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto BiPap and its pretty slick looking. I also got the ResMed AirfitF10 mask which is a very much upgraded version of the QuattroFX I was using. I am upgrading my machine from a ResMedS8 after 6 years of nightly use (very old I know).
My issue is my breathing is extremely loud with the machine, to the point its distracting and keeping me awake. I even have on the 45 minute ramp feature and its still very VERY loud...like Darth Vader haha. With the 45 minute ramp on the S8 it was whisper quiet (little whistling from exhaling). I do have severe apnea at 20 over 12 settings (if that's how you say it) but I don't get a newer machine being louder as I hear they are making them quieter! I went from a 19 to a 20 so its not that drastic...
I currently don't have water in the chamber because I just got the machine 2 hours ago, not sure if that would make my breathing loud and have yet to use it so we can call this the beta test. Everything is air tight including the water chamber. Anyone have an suggestions or is it suppose to be this loud? If it is I am going to have to find a new one because this wont work, which is disappointing!