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Side-sleeper pillows
Are the special pillows for side-sleeping effective at eliminating leaks?
Any suggestions for best brand/model?
Thank You
(This post was last modified: 04-17-2013 12:30 AM by RWN59.)
04-17-2013 12:29 AM
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RE: Side-sleeper pillows
RWN59, before you go out and buy one, you may want to try what I do, I have the bottom pillow vertical (across as normal) and I have my top pillow horizontal (up and down the bed), I find that there is less real estate on the top pillow to know the mask, give it a try, if it works for you it will save you some money on buying a new pillow.
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RE: Side-sleeper pillows
Improvization! Smile

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RE: Side-sleeper pillows
(04-17-2013 12:29 AM)RWN59 Wrote:  Are the special pillows for side-sleeping effective at eliminating leaks?
Any suggestions for best brand/model?
Thank You

I went to the expense of purchasing one and used it for a few nights and was dissapointed. It was during the time I was trying a Full Face Mask, which didn't last long either. Went back to two pillows, the top one at 90 degrees to the other.

I'm not saying it won't work for you.
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RE: Side-sleeper pillows
Mine works for me.

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RE: Side-sleeper pillows
My husband has been using one I purchased for him at least 4 or 5 years ago and he feels it helps him. I don't know the brand, but it is one that's shaped sort of like a chunky H.

This is the closest I could come to what he has. It needs a king size pillow case and it still gets cramped around the edges, but works.

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I personally use Swift FX Bella nasal pillows, which give me side and stomach sleeping freedom. I just have a small, easily manipulated pillow that I put mainly under my neck and just a little under my cheeks.

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RE: Side-sleeper pillows
I have the "PAPillow". Just Google it. Mine is the double edge. It comes with a fitted pillow case. I've had it over a year and still use it every night. I had to buy a replacement pillow case so you might want to pick up an extra when you buy it to avoid the extra shipping costs.

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RE: Side-sleeper pillows
I am interested in this topic too, as my husband is thinking of getting a cpap pillow. He has been using a full face mask but is going to try a nasal mask with a chin strap. He sleeps on his side quite a bit and doesn't feel like a regular pillow is working for him. There are so many choices that it is hard to decide which cpap pillow to try.
11-20-2013 02:53 PM
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RE: Side-sleeper pillows
(05-03-2013 08:34 AM)Sleepster Wrote:  I have the "PAPillow".

Last summer I accidentally left it behind at a B&B. So this time I bought two, along with two extra pillow cases.

I have to say that this is the best pillow I've ever had. I would use it even if I didn't have sleep apnea.

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RE: Side-sleeper pillows
I'm a side sleeper and I have a pretty small, ultra soft pillow (but not a PAP pillow specifically) that I use. Doesn't bother me and I have good leak + AHI numbers.
11-21-2013 01:48 AM
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