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Dsmooneyham +0 points · 26 days ago Original Poster

I have a F&P Simplus mask. Been on CPAP for three months and generally doing well except for continuing issues with insomnia. AHI in 1-3 range, compared to 30 when diagnosed. On a couple of occassions, though, my mask has -- in the middle of the night -- begun making loud noises as I inhale. It's a clacking sound. I can't quite figure out what is causing it, but have been able to fiddle with it a while and it goes away. Any ideas?

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Sierra +0 points · 26 days ago Sleep Patron

I have not used that specific mask. You may want to look at the mask manual to see if there is any specific things that need to be cleaned. All masks have a vent that bleeds air out when you are both inhaling and exhaling. Perhaps there is something in or around the vent that is making the noise?

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 26 days ago Sleep Enthusiast

Hi Dsmooneyham,

Descriptions of noises can be confusing but maybe this link will relate in some way.

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Sierra +0 points · 23 days ago Sleep Patron

I have recently noticed one thing with my AirSense 10 ResMed machine. I have found that if the humidifier section is not firmly inserted into the main machine it makes a clicking/clacking type sound each time I breathe in or out deeply. I suspect that the seal between the humidifier and the machine kind of flops back and forth with the changing pressure. If you firmly press the humidifier section into the main machine, it stops.

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