06-20-2012, 12:22 PM
Well I thought it would be great to have a pillow designed for a CPAP user so I bought this Apria CPAP pillow which looked like it would be great! It is made of memory foam and it has 2 kind of rounded areas with a kind of cradle between them and a small "ramp" for your shoulders. It looks like it would hold you in a great body position. And it does. However, my hand kept falling asleep and waking me up. I blamed it on my carpal tunnel which I am going to get fixed this year hopefully. I started wearing my brace to bed at night like I am supposed to. Well it all came to a head night before last when no matter what, my hand kept falling asleep, but this time it wasn't waking up. I awoke Tuesday morning to half my hand feeling like it was asleep or on Novocaine or something. Again, I blamed the CTS. It took 2 hours before the lingering effects were gone. To make a long story short, something about this pillow is putting pressure on my neck to the point it is causing a nerve problem. I will NOT be using this pillow anymore! I'm not saying this is a bad product or that this will happen to anyone else, I may have spinal issues I am unaware of, but this is NOT the product for me! Going back to my old faithful "regular" pillow for now.
As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.
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