Don’t Get a Sleep Apnea Pillow Until You Read This

by Denise Wagner on January 26, 2013

If you stop breathing for seconds or minutes at a time during your sleep, chances are you have a sleep apnea. Other symptoms may include but are not limited to loud snoring, snorting, gasping, or choking during sleep, and restless sleep.

Because the symptoms occur during sleep, many people are not aware that they have sleep apnea which is actually a potentially life-threatening disorder. Doctors typically cannot detect this condition through ordinary clinical check-up. Usually, it is a bed partner or a family member who notices the signs of this condition which if left undiagnosed may lead to more serious health consequences such as stroke, heart attack, heart disease, and impotence among other things.

Treatments can be very expensive. Some of them are surgery, medications, oral appliances, machines like Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and sleep apnea pillows. Needless to say, people diagnosed with this condition prefer to go for non-invasive and least expensive form of treatment. This article will help you understand what sleep apnea pillows are – which are probably the cheapest form of treatment- how they work, advantages and disadvantages, and what to look for should you decide to purchase one.

What Is Sleep Apnea Pillow And How Does It Work?

Studies show that many people snore or have sleep apnea only when they are sleeping in the supine position or lying on their back. On that account, sleep apnea pillows are generally designed to help patients to sleep on their sides to clear away restrictions and make breathing easy.

This treatment is categorized as a position therapy since it enables you to sleep in a position that encourages optimal breathing alignment. Sleeping on your back can cause blockage or narrowing of airways in the nose, mouth, or throat. A sleep apnea or anti-snore pillow supposedly supports your head and neck to prevent this obstruction and reduce the chances of snoring and sleep apnea.

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