Why Is My Mask So Noisy? | Common CPAP Problems & Solutions

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CPAP users are well acquainted with unwanted noise in the night. However, you shouldn’t need to put up with a noisy mask in exchange for your noisy snoring going away. If you’ve found your mask is starting to squeak or whistle, then there are some steps you can take to stop that mask noise at its source.

Here are 4 ways to reduce the noise from your mask:

1. Replace old and leaky cushions and frames.

When your supplies wear out (which will happen over time with use), the seal your mask forms against your skin becomes loose and insecure. A loose seal will cause leaks and rubbing that will make noise through the night. This is the number one cause of noise from CPAP masks, and should be tended to first and foremost. It’s important to replace your supplies regularly to keep a strong seal the whole night.

Did you know? Most insurance providers cover a new full face cushion every month and nasal cushions/pillows every 2 weeks. Using insurance for all your CPAP supplies is convenient not just because it saves you money, but also because it helps you adhere to a replacement schedule.

Your CPAP supplies could be yours for $0! Allow us to check with your insurance provider for you to find out what is covered (for free!). Click below to get started:

Are your supplies due for a replacement? Check out our standard insurance replacement schedule below:

2. Use a machine that adjusts pressure to your mask.

Did you know that newer machines can be calibrated for your specific mask type? Any time you change masks types you may need to switch the mask fit settings, or your pressure may not regulate correctly and cause noisy mask leaks.

The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet automatically adjusts mask fit to match the mask you use. It also features automatic comfort settings to help you stay CPAP compliant:

  • Auto-titration: Smart algorithm automatically adjusts your therapy pressure as your needs change
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • Humidification: 7 levels of humidity and a heated tube ensures you don’t dry out
  • Auto-titration: Smart algorithm automatically adjusts your therapy pressure as your needs change
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • Humidification: 7 levels of humidity and a heated tube ensures you don’t dry out

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3. Keep your mask cushion clean.

Bacteria build-up on your mask can weaken your mask seal, which will lead to more squeaky noises in the night. Without cleaning, masks will break down faster and lose their seal quicker. A dirty mask can also affect how well your mask seals to your face, as build up from your skin can weaken the barrier formed with the silicone. The Sleep8 makes cleaning easy with:

  • Ozone technology: Kills over 99% of harmful viruses, bacteria, and mold
  • One-click cleaning: Just press a button and let the Sleep8 do the rest
  • Complete compatibility: No adapter needed to use with any mask and machine
  • Ozone technology: Kills over 99% of harmful viruses, bacteria, and mold
  • One-click cleaning: Just press a button and let the Sleep8 do the rest
  • Complete compatibility: No adapter needed to use with any mask and machine

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4. Use a quieter mask.

If you’re regularly replacing supplies but can’t seem to get a good seal, you may need a different mask that fits better. For a free consultation with a CPAP expert on which mask may work best, give us a call at (866) 564-2252.

Alternatively, some masks are designed to be extra quiet with diffusers that reduce noise when you exhale. The popular Brevida has a few features to keep its seal strong and quiet:

  • Whisper quiet: Washable diffuser silences the air leaving the mask vents
  • Secure seal: AirPillow cushion seals both in and around your nose, making leaks a thing of the past
  • Adjustable and minimal design: Single strap headgear provides a comfortable fit
  • Whisper quiet: Washable diffuser silences the air leaving the mask vents
  • Secure seal: AirPillow cushion seals both in and around your nose, making leaks a thing of the past
  • Adjustable and lightweight: Single strap headgear provides a comfortable fit

Save $21 on the Brevida CPAP Mask today!

Don’t forget – your CPAP supplies could be yours for $0! Allow us to check with your insurance provider for you to find out what is covered (for free!). Click below to get started:


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