Excerpt: This vacuum is quiet enough that my husband can use it in the next room and I can sleep right through it...except for the sound of him banging about, moving furniture, etc. which will wake me...but I don't mind, because I am happy the chore is getting done! I have fibromyalgia and CFS with myofascial pain, so I rarely get to vacuum. It is too painful. But when I have to do a small area, I am able to use this, and still breathe.