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BandMom Offline

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Machine: Philips DreamStation AutoCPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Amara View
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 4 to 20 auto
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Female
Location: Mid South US

Post: #1
Noisy DreamStation
Help. I am using a Philips DreamStation. I am very happy with it, but there is kind of a groaning noise with every breath I take. It happens on both inhalation and exhalation, but the tone is a little different from one to the other. I am keeping my husband awake at night with this droning noise going up and down every time I breathe. Any suggestions? At the DME dealer in town that actually stocks CPAPs, this is the only machine they carry. I actually like the machine, just not the noisy breathing. Is there any way to eliminate the noise or dampen the sound coming from the machine?

Thanks
12-30-2015 01:19 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Noisy DreamStation
Hi BandMom,
There shouldn't be a groaning sound when using this machine, although some of us are just more sensitive to hearing our own breathing.

Be sure the machine is sitting securely on a nightstand. You can try placing a rubber shelf liner under it. Make sure all connections (hoses) are secure.

Other than that, you can try some white noise to drown out the sound of your breathing.
I run a fan and a humidifier in my room...can't sleep without that sound.

If you still feel that the machine is making too much noise, then I would return it. Try to get an exchange.

OpalRose
12-30-2015 10:50 AM
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BandMom Offline

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Machine: Philips DreamStation AutoCPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Amara View
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 4 to 20 auto
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Female
Location: Mid South US

Post: #3
RE: Noisy DreamStation
Thanks Opal Rose. I'll experiment and try to eliminate the noise.
12-30-2015 04:00 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Noisy DreamStation
Hi BandMom,
If you can’t resolve the groaning noise by checking connections with your mask and where your hose connects to your machine, since you haven’t had it very long, you might want to see if you can exchange it for another one.
Good luck to you and hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
12-30-2015 04:06 PM
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Canuck 2 Offline

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Machine: Resmed A10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed p-10 or swift FX
Humidifier: A10
CPAP Pressure: max 8.4- min 7.8 locked
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #5
RE: Noisy DreamStation
(12-30-2015 01:19 AM)BandMom Wrote:  Help. I am using a Philips DreamStation. I am very happy with it, but there is kind of a groaning noise with every breath I take. It happens on both inhalation and exhalation, but the tone is a little different from one to the other. I am keeping my husband awake at night with this droning noise going up and down every time I breathe. Any suggestions? At the DME dealer in town that actually stocks CPAPs, this is the only machine they carry. I actually like the machine, just not the noisy breathing. Is there any way to eliminate the noise or dampen the sound coming from the machine?

Thanks
Try the machine without the humidifier attached to see what area the noise is coming from. (Attach the hose to the blower side only.)
I find as the water level goes down the noise increases on some machines.
12-30-2015 04:24 PM
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peaktagger Offline

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Joined: Dec 2015

Machine: DreamStation Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit F10
Humidifier: Dreamstation Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: none
CPAP Software: EncorePro

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Post: #6
RE: Noisy DreamStation
I've been having the same problem with a brand new factory sealed DreamStation BiPAP Auto after two nights. Took it back to the DME today and they said they've had a rash of similar complaints about the same grinding noise I'm hearing. When the RT detached the humidifier then moved it around in every orientation while it ran produced a number of noises indicating there are loose objects inside rattling around. Will be getting a replacement in a week ... I feel a recall coming on :-(
01-05-2016 02:08 AM
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miltf Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Noisy DreamStation
I just got a Dreamstation and was also getting a semi-loud whirring/whistling sound with a tailing groan on each inhalation. Just wondering: anyone else? Anyone finding a solution?
04-06-2016 06:16 AM
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chill Online

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Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #8
RE: Noisy DreamStation
The first one I got made similar odd noises at times. The replacement has been quite, there is a slight "whooshing" noise as you breathe but nothing that would keep most people awake.
04-06-2016 12:47 PM
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keys Offline

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Machine: dreamstation auto cpap
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: respironics wisp
Humidifier: dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: EncorePro Other Software

Other Comments: i will try to remember to shut the lights off, when i leave the state.

Sex: Male
Location: connecticut

Post: #9
RE: Noisy DreamStation
i had a problem with a wheezing sound. it turned out that i did not change the air filter soon enough. i think 1 of my cat's thru some fur into it. changed the fine filter, and washed/ dried the foam filter, and it went away. also check to make sure the humidifier is not separating from the machine.
04-06-2016 03:49 PM
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archangle Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
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CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

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Location: USA

Post: #10
RE: Noisy DreamStation
The previous Philips Respironics PRS1 machines tended to send air down the air hose, and it would go up your nose, and you would hear it by bone conduction to your ears.

This can have some strange effects. You may hear it coming from somewhere other than your CPAP machine. You may hear it yourself, but others standing by may not hear it, making them think you're crazy. If you do something like put the CPAP in a box to block the noise, you may still hear it.

I have no solution, just pointing out something that may make it difficult to fix the noise problem.

I don't know for sure whether the DreamStations do this the way the PRS1 models do.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
04-06-2016 04:12 PM
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