All good Justin...
My wife used to blame me for waking her up - but now it seems that the reality is that she just doesn't sleep well...
Being in Perth you should keep an eye out for 'Deepbreathing' who has a lot of good stuff to say on this forum. He is in Perth and seems pretty helpful...
In my experience, most complaints of loud noise aren't from the vent but from something else.
1) Are you getting leaks around the pillows once the pressure increases at night. You may need a click or two tighter on the top strap.
2) Are you leaking out of your mouth (do you wake up with excessive dry mouth)
3) Is a blanket/sheet/arm right up to your face so the vent leak is blowing on that which will make it sound much louder
If you are sure it is vent noise, the Airfit P10 is quieter than the Swift FX.
Thanks for the reply Jaycee. In response to your comments...
1) Possibly - I do have a beard although I try to keep it rather well trimmed but it could be a bad seal leading up to a trim. It could be slight leakage - or of course I could simply do with a slight tighten up. Will give it a go tonight.
2) I do have a chin strap as I initially did suffer from mouth leakage. I was struggling with very dry mouth to the point I thought I had a cold for about a month. Hasn't really been much of problem since then though.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.
I used that mask for a very short time. The noise woke up the miserable cats and that made my wife unhappy which in turn made me unhappy. So now I use the Resmed P10 mask and it is way quiet.. I can't imagine a universe in which I would return to the other mask.
05-20-2014, 04:52 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-20-2014, 04:54 PM by PaytonA.)
But Paula, some of the manufacturers (F&P for one) create their quiet vents by putting loose filter material or other material over the vents. The Fisher and Paykel Zest Q mask has less vent area than the Zest (no Q) and they put a non-woven fabric over the vents. The reduction in air flow seems substantial to me. I have used both. I did not like the way the vents on the Q version were set-up at all and I went back to the non Q version until I got my Mirage Quattro. My only point here is that apparently F&P did not think the reduction in venting was a problem.
With my Mirage Quattro, I think one could put some gauze over the vents without substantially degrading the CO2 reduction. At least not at my 20 cm/H2O because I get a lot of exhaust but little noise.