Why is my CPAP machine so noisy?

There are several possible reasons why your CPAP machine may become noisy, such as motor failure, deterioration, filter replacement required.

A noisy CPAP machine can tend to drive you a bit crazy.  The older machines tend to vibrate, hum and be noisy at about 70 decibels. Today, CPAP machines can still make noise, but in comparison to past models they are now whisper quiet at under 30 decibels.

The AirSense 10 CPAP has a sound level of 26.6 decibels and gets great reviews from users for its quiet operation. It is not only quiet, but it is also one of the best CPAP machines on the market today! The AirSense 10 machines use a quiet Easy-Breathe motor to make for a peaceful sleep environment.

There are several possible reasons why your CPAP machine may become noisy, such as:

  • Motor failure – the average CPAP machine is used for over 20,000 hours
  • Over time the foam and rubber insulation around the CPAP motor deteriorates
  • The air intake filter needs to be replaced regularly to prevent damage to your machine

 

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