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I have resmed S9 elite and my wife complains about the noise of the machine. It has a rythmic tone to it as I breathe in and out.

Are there machines quiter than this. I think I can get a new machine (and keep this one as backup). My present machine is 3+ years old. Don't know for sure if insurance will cover for it but it should.

thanks
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#2
Assuming you're in the US, insurance will usually "buy" you a new machine every 5 years.

While most machines are relatively quiet, it's the air coming from the mask that causes most of the noise. My wife's solution to this issue is to sleep in another room (actually, she sleeps there because she likes to sleep with a fan blowing on here and I don't. And the air coming from my mask is not enough to meet her needs).
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(04-22-2014, 08:51 AM)roym Wrote: I have resmed S9 elite and my wife complains about the noise of the machine. It has a rythmic tone to it as I breathe in and out.

Are there machines quiter than this. I think I can get a new machine (and keep this one as backup). My present machine is 3+ years old. Don't know for sure if insurance will cover for it but it should.

thanks

roym, as Pollcat said, most of the noise comes from the mask, and having said that most masks I have seen use pretty much the same type vent. It's kind of like a grid of little holes. Even regular cleaning can leave stuff in those holes and the slightest build up in there can cause noise. When you clean your mask if you take an old toothbrush and clean that vent real good it may cut down on the noise. I get a free toothbrush from my dentist everytime I go in for a cleaning. I hate his toothbrushes for use on my teeth, but they sure com in handy for cleaning! Smile The other thing is that if you have your machine sitting directly on a wooden nightstand, the wood can amplify sounds coming from your machine. I took an old hand towel, folded it to fit the bottom of my machine and put that down first. That stopped all the little noises.
As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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#4
Assuming your machine is not malfunctioning making a loud noise, I use to be really sensitive to noise as well like your wife until I realized it's all in my head. The s9 is very quiet and the mask is audible but shouldn't distract to negativity. It's not that the sound is loud, it's that your wife focuses on it which exaggerates the sound. It's actually a form of OCD.

Anyways what helped me is meditation, to help focus on positive thoughts and clear your mind even before sleeping. I also use an app called White Noise when I started which helps your mind to focus on that sound which is controlled and therefore comfortable. YOu could also try having a fan on, (which is louder than the s9) which would help. Some people I know can't sleep without fans on.

It took almost a year but now I can meditate and sleep almost anywhere, (i don't need perfect silence) and it's very freeing.

Anyways, me personally I love the sound of the S9, it's very comforting to me and I associate it with a good nights sleep Smile







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I'm using the S9 with ResMed AirFit P10 pillows. It seems very quiet to me (and my wife). In fact, she complained because she was listened for the sounds to make sure I was breathing ok. I guess that's because she was used to the older machine and mask which she said was too loud.
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#6
My wife has an S9 Escape and I have the PRS01 - DS560TS. Both are quiet, but we tend to believe her S9 is quieter.
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(04-22-2014, 09:32 PM)kevindaledavis Wrote: I'm using the S9 with ResMed AirFit P10 pillows. It seems very quiet to me (and my wife). In fact, she complained because she was listened for the sounds to make sure I was breathing ok. I guess that's because she was used to the older machine and mask which she said was too loud.
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(04-22-2014, 08:51 AM)roym Wrote: I have resmed S9 elite and my wife complains about the noise of the machine. It has a rythmic tone to it as I breathe in and out.
Not all machines are affected, my machine makes same noise on exhale, the noise coming from the motor

ResMed aware of the problem, maybe they get fix with S10 which should hit the shelves soon






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(04-22-2014, 09:48 AM)mjbearit Wrote:
(04-22-2014, 08:51 AM)roym Wrote: I have resmed S9 elite and my wife complains about the noise of the machine. It has a rythmic tone to it as I breathe in and out.

Are there machines quiter than this. I think I can get a new machine (and keep this one as backup). My present machine is 3+ years old. Don't know for sure if insurance will cover for it but it should.

thanks

roym, as Pollcat said, most of the noise comes from the mask, and having said that most masks I have seen use pretty much the same type vent. It's kind of like a grid of little holes. Even regular cleaning can leave stuff in those holes and the slightest build up in there can cause noise. When you clean your mask if you take an old toothbrush and clean that vent real good it may cut down on the noise. I get a free toothbrush from my dentist everytime I go in for a cleaning. I hate his toothbrushes for use on my teeth, but they sure com in handy for cleaning! Smile The other thing is that if you have your machine sitting directly on a wooden nightstand, the wood can amplify sounds coming from your machine. I took an old hand towel, folded it to fit the bottom of my machine and put that down first. That stopped all the little noises.

Thank you mjbearit for your tip about putting a folded towel under machine if it is sitting on wooden table.
My machine, S9 Elite sits on a small wooden table and has always been silent but this last couple of weeks is making a whirring noise, quite annoying.
Anyway I shall try your idea of the towel. Thanks!
Sleep Tight...
Gabby
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(04-22-2014, 09:43 PM)sibertiger Wrote: My wife has an S9 Escape and I have the PRS01 - DS560TS. Both are quiet, but we tend to believe her S9 is quieter.

My S9 Elite used to be very, very quiet but now is quite noisy.
I am returning it on the 3rd May so I haven't worried too much about it. If I was keeping it, I would definitely look in to it.
Sleep Tight...
Gabby
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