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

by Denise Wagner on January 26, 2013

Features & Benefits

Sleep apnea pillows are available in different shapes and sizes, and offer different features. If you are looking for one, consider the following factors before making a decision to buy.

  1. Design must Support the Head and Neck – This should be the basic feature of sleep apnea pillows. It is supposed to align your head and neck in a way that prevents your throat from collapsing and your tongue from falling back into the throat. This ensures that your airways remain open while you sleep.
  2. Must Support your Frame and Spinal Alignment – This feature prevents morning stiffness, poor circulation, frozen shoulder, neck pain, back pain, and and even bed sores which are caused by improper and uncomfortable alignment of your body.
  3. Accommodates various Sleeping Positions and Freedom of Movement – There are pillows equipped with multi-positional and multi-functional contoured designs to suit different needs to cater to people who sleep on their side, back, or stomach.
  4. Material Quality, Durability, and Firmness – Look for a pillow that is made of hypoallergenic materials especially if you are allergic to synthetic fills, feathers, and foam. While your pillow is expected to undergo ordinary wear and tear, you can find products that are made of quality materials that last longer than usual. ┬áThe right firmness of the pillow is also one factor to look into. If it is too soft, your neck can sink in and may cause pain for the neck and back.
  5. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval – is an important factor if it claims to treat your condition.

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