Exhalation port air noise on my CPAP nasal pillows is too noisy.
by John R
(Savoy, IL, USA)
My wife has been having trouble sleeping at night b/c of the air noise coming from the exhalation port on my resperonics nasal tubing. I have also noticed that it is pretty loud and wakes me up as well sometimes. My pressure is only 7 and my nasal pillows are pretty well seated so very little leaking is occurring. I do wake up in the morning a little gaseous, but nothing to horrible. IS there anything that I can do to tone down the noise? The machine itself is not loud, just the air coming out of the tube port. (Yes I did have the machine checked at my most recent meeting with the CPAP supply store, and the pressure is exactly 7.)
Can I put some kind of covering over the port, like a wash cloth or something, that would muffle the sound of the air? Any other thoughts? Thanks in advance for your help and advice! Sincerely, John