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[Equipment] CPAP and MyPillow
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CPAP and MyPillow
I'm a new member here and have been using my CPAP machine for about 3 months. After a time getting used to it and seeing very positive results I thought I'd try getting a "MyPillow" to go along with it. Using both has given me even more impressive results and to a large extent changed my life. I sleep better and longer, and the nicest thing about the MyPillow is that it keeps its shape rather than having a "sinkhole" in the middle of the pillow. I highly recommend it. It's not cheap (around $40-50) but it's guaranteed for 10 years, washable, and if you hate it they'll give you your money back. That's a deal that's hard to beat. I watched that company grow tremendously over the past 10 years, and I can see why.

As a disclaimer, I have nothing to do with the company other than the fact that I live in the same state where they're made and have their headquarters.
11-06-2015 12:02 AM
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RE: CPAP and MyPillow
I keep thinking of trying the My Pillow... You are not the only person on this forum to mention it! Perhaps y'all should give it a review HereBig Grin

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
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Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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11-06-2015 12:47 AM
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RE: CPAP and MyPillow
Hi DMR1,

As one who needs a new pillow, thank you for mentioning My Pillow. Why do you think this pillow contributes to you sleeping longer and better?

A review is definitely needed. Smile

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11-06-2015 04:59 AM
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RE: CPAP and MyPillow
Finding this thread this morning is a real coincidence DMR1. I am so happy that you are having success with it
I have to tell you that I work for a company that has a relationship My Pillow but we have nothing to do with the pillow itself. Now I can tell you all why I am so excited.
Last night I scored my first 100 on My Air. I know this is not really recognized by every body but it is my first in 28 days on CPAP. The best thing about it is that I had an AHI of 4.08. For me this is wonderful as my average for the 28 days is over 12.
This was achieved with the Swift FX nasal pillow (medium pillows) and, of course, my "My Pillow". I have not been using the My Pillow during my treatment as, on the first night it kept knocking my FFM off when I snuggled into the pillow. I have been missing the pillow so much that last night last night I decided to give it another try (it really is a comfortable pillow).
I have to say that I did suffer from some leaks at first but then I decided to try something new. Instead of sleeping along the long length of the pillow I turned it around so I was sleeping on the end. This is not normally the case but the pillow feels just as good. It feels no different at all, I may have just as well have been sleeping on the pillow normally. I could sleep with my head and body in their normal position on the bed but my mask would just hang over the end / side of the pillow as I snuggled into it. There was no affect on the seal and I had no more leaks.
It is so good to be able to use the My Pillow again and I really do recommend it to one and all.
It is probably common knowledge but I would advise everybody to try sleeping on the end of your pillow if you are experiencing leaks.
Sleep Well everybody,
DonC

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11-06-2015 08:44 AM
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Post: #5
RE: CPAP and MyPillow
I was using the "My Pillow" before I was on CPAP and loved it. Then when I started therapy a year ago, I just couldn't seem to be able to use it with my mask.

So I purchased a couple different CPAP pillows.

Some were hard as rocks with cutouts for your mask, but way too hard too sleep on.

Finally, after about 6 months of trying different pillows and many $$$$ later, Crazy
I tried the My Pillow again.

This time I had no issues at all. I can sleep on my side or back and the pillow stays where I put it.

I think with me, it was a matter of getting used to CPAP first.

A pillow is like a mask, some will love a particular style and some will hate it.

Mabye, I will do a review since I've been using it for awhile now. Smile

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11-06-2015 09:11 AM
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Post: #6
RE: CPAP and MyPillow
I used the My Pillow for several years. I liked it well enough. I like Serta's Scrunch Pillow even better however. It gives somewhat better performance and tends to remain cooler than the My Pillow. It tends to hold its shape better. It is, however, more expensive.
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11-06-2015 12:23 PM
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Post: #7
RE: CPAP and MyPillow
Hi DMR1,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It’s good to hear that you have done so well with your CPAP therapy and also with adding My Pillow to it.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

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11-06-2015 03:44 PM
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RE: CPAP and MyPillow
A pillow made for CPAP users should definitely be part of everyone's therapy. I had to get a new one when I started therapy. Must better results.



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11-06-2015 04:13 PM
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DMR1 Offline

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RE: CPAP and MyPillow
(11-06-2015 12:47 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  I keep thinking of trying the My Pillow... You are not the only person on this forum to mention it! Perhaps y'all should give it a review

To be honest, I don't think I've used it long enough to give a thorough review. My motivation was to suggest it to people as an alternative to "regular" pillows, as it appears to be working for me. As they say, "Your results may vary."
11-06-2015 10:19 PM
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Post: #10
RE: CPAP and MyPillow
(11-06-2015 04:59 AM)49er Wrote:  Hi DMR1,

As one who needs a new pillow, thank you for mentioning My Pillow. Why do you think this pillow contributes to you sleeping longer and better?

A review is definitely needed. Smile

49er

I can only guess as to why it might contribute to my sleeping longer and better, but I suspect that's because it holds its shape and there's no "sinkhole" like there used to be with other pillows. That being the case, it might keep my mask in place better than before and I avoid tossing and turning so much.

For those who might be interested in purchasing one, I strongly suggest doing a Google search which will enable you to see both positive and negative reviews, as well as the WIDELY varying prices and numerous discounts which are available. One thing I did notice was that many of the negative reviews were from a few years ago and it was suggested by some that the "formula" has changed since then. I've no idea whether or not that's true.
11-06-2015 10:34 PM
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