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

by Denise Wagner on January 26, 2013

Cost

Compared to regular pillows, sleep apnea pillows are generally not easy on the pocket. Compared to surgery, CPAP machines, oral devices, and other anti-snoring and/or sleep apnea remedies, however, these pillows are by and large cost-effective. It is best to invest in a high-quality sleep apnea pillow which comes with longer manufacturer warranty.

Advantages

  • Ergonomically designed. Whether or not you have sleep disorder, sleep apnea pillows are especially created to properly support your head and neck like no other pillows. If you are already using a CPAP mask, the pillow’s contours makes wearing CPAP more comfortable as it accommodates the mask and hose regardless of your position.
  • Encourages natural alignment. The shape is formed to encourage natural alignment of the spine through the night.  It helps soothe neck and back pain.
  • Inexpensive. Relatively cheaper compared to other sleep apnea remedies

Disadvantages

  • Materials may be allergenic for some people particularly for those suffering from asthma.
  • Firmness may vary depending on the materials. Some pillows tend to be hard while others are too soft to properly hold your head and neck.
  • Does not treat severe sleep apnea conditions

 

While this type of pillow is designed to prevent snoring and treat symptoms of sleep apnea, it is important to take note that this form of treatment does not always work for everyone especially for more severe cases where the airway collapses regardless of the patient’s sleeping position. If your symptoms continue, it is best to consult your doctor.

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