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Resmed Airsence - Does White Noise Stop and Start?
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Hey All,

So i'm experiencing a strange phenomena with my Resmed Airsence 10 and I'm curious to know if anyone else has had it happen - or if it's just my unit - or if it's in my head!

It's hard to describe - but I would put it like this - periodically - the "white noise" of the machine seems to stop.

To explain - Normally there is a slight sound while the machine is on - and the breath sounds from my mask/tube. Of course - if anything goes wrong there will be a louder sound (eg open my mouth with my nasal pillows mask and loud air sounds/feeling or that whistling noise you can get if the pillows are not correctly under the nose etc). However the rest of the time there is just what I thought to be the default (but quite tolerable) operational noise.

So, sometimes, I have found I'll be trying to get to sleep and this noise just suddenly stops. It suddenly goes so quiet that even though I wasn't at all listening to the sound it will get my attention. The first time I thought the electricity had gone off or that the machine had broken or something. It's that noticeable - everything suddenly goes silent as if it was off. Imagine my surprise when I get up to check out the situation and discover as I remove my mask that it is in fact still working fine and blowing air!

Anyway, it's a very liveable 'problem' - it doesn't even bother me now that I know it can happen - and I only notice if I happen to take a while to fall asleep as it seems to happen at random.

But I've become curious - has anyone else experienced this? Or is there something odd about my unit?
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#2
I have a Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset and it's as quiet as it can be. I'm betting that there's something wrong with your machine.
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#3
Sound can be transmitted through solids as well as air. It might be that your are sleeping on your hose, or otherwise getting the machine sounds transmitted though your face. I notice this with my machine (not a Resmed)
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