CPAP Pillow – What makes it different?
We already wrote about CPAP (sleep apnea) pillows in one of our previous articles. CPAP pillow is considered a medical pillow; it is not a prescription therapy but you might get a recommendation from your physician to use one for different reasons (as mentioned above, sleep apnea, neck, and shoulders pain, snoring).
What makes it different than a regular pillow? It is their shape, material, and use.
We can differentiate 3 most common types of these pillows:
(Memory) foam pillows – made of special (memory) foam, usually different density/hardness in different parts of the pillow, that helps support your head and neck the same way throughout the night without changing its shape;
CPAP pillows – specially designed pillows, with dents and cuts, it is created in such a way that it follows the CPAP mask and tube/hose, making it a perfect fit that keeps the CPAP mask in its place, and tubes untangled;
Wedge pillow – this is a triangular-shaped pillow that does what its name suggests and acts like a wedge that lifts up the upper body and keeps it in that position during the night.
They can all be used to help with any of the above-mentioned conditions and issues, but some are more specific in resolving certain conditions than others; for example, the best pillow to use with CPAP machine is CPAP pillow, the best solution for snoring or neck pain is wedge pillow, best solution neck, and shoulders pain issue is memory foam pillow.
All 3 types of pillows have one thing in common, they are all designed to help people reduce the discomfort they are experiencing during sleep. We had this in mind when we designed our CPAP pillow…we interviewed over 1000 people (CPAP therapy users, people with (just) snoring issues, people with upper body, neck, and head pain; some had only one of those conditions, and some had multiple) and we designed the perfect pillow that covers all conditions while focusing on CPAP therapy users. The feedback we got (and keep getting) is great. Many users find the stress-relieving effect of using a CPAP pillow a life-changing moment.