QTube Universal CPAP Muffler
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- Product Review (submitted on 7 May 2019):
All the CPAP reviews talk about noise. But, as far as I can make out, they're talking about how much noise your partner will hear. For the CPAP user, your face is connected directly to a fan by a tube. The noise is literally piped in. I'm guessing this is a failure by the manufacturers, because the quiet home machines are designed to accommodate a humidifier. And that means they aren't so bothered about noise suppression for no humidifier users.
Oh well, the QTube does a pretty good job. It attaches to the air out port using a special short hose, and my normal hose goes into the back of the QTube. It requires regular 14 day changing of a rectangle of foam pad (and two other bits). This bit of foam cost circa £8.50. I'm not sure the QTube bayonet change-over system is durable.
It has made all the difference. I'd got the mask right. I'd got the straps right. I'd got the CPAP set right. But it was incredibly noisy. And now it is a lot quieter. I don't have to listen to thunderstorm white noise (to mask the racket coming from my face) anymore.
It's just a shame the the replacement kits are shockingly expensive for very little. But I do sleep. And the QTube bayonet isn't going to last - I've got a spare now.