I have been an Intellipap user for 1.5 yrs+. For several reasons (if you're interested, read below), I've received two new Intellipaps w/SmartFlex. They were both NOISY! The night I turned the first one on, my husband sat up in bed and asked, what was wrong with the machine, and whether he or it needed to go. He's lived w/my Intellipap since 6/2009 without complaint - this machine was noisy! So, I got a second brand new machine... it is just as noisy as the first!
Getting rid of the husband is not an option - he's a keeper in the #1 Winner class. So I got rid of my machine and went back to my broken one.
My question: has anyone else experienced this with the new Intellipaps - that they are so NOISY compared to the older models??? Argh, the low humm, and it changes pitch with with every breath... I can't stand it! Two new machines were the same.
My dilemma - the unit that I have now (I gave back both "new" units) is broken. Its auto on and auto off functions do not work and it doesn't 'auto-cpap' - it doesn't track my breathing and ramp up when I go into an apnea event (...every REM stage sleep, every night) - I can only use it in CPAP mode and it doesn't track any data. But, it is quiet. I've been using it for a couple of weeks waiting for my 'new' machine to come in.
I spent $500 on this used, (later found to be broken) unit from a local DME. I've also just upgraded (from CPAP.COM) my Smartlink and software to the 2.0 version, expecting to use it w/my new Intellipap w/SmartFlex. I want to stay with Devilbiss/Intellipap because 1) I've used it for 1.5 years and like it 2) I have the Smartlink and software, and just bought the new software so have a lot of $$ invested in Intellipap, 3) it is small and light, and I travel a lot - I appreciate this about it.
I am...... feeling so tired, frustrated, angry. Are all the new Intellipaps so noisy as these two I've received? I have so much invested in this system, I just don't want to throw it away and start over...I can't afford to throw it away and start over! I also need a machine that works with me like my old machine did... I am thinking about buying (again, out of pocket) yet again another Intellipap from cpap.com... but I'm afraid - the last two I received from my DME sounded SO LOUD - not like an Intellipap at all... has anyone else experienced this? I am angry, tired, frustrated, at my wits end...