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Machine: Resmed s9 AutoSet
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Other Comments: have Moderately severe obstructive sleep apnea. Have Mac software to read info.for mac computer

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Location: Sydney Australia

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Does anyone know of good pillow to use with the machine. I read to use memory foam of the special pillow called " EazyBreather - Sleep Apnea Pillow" from $ 119 Any suggestions. Now I got used to the machine I move from side to side at night and the noise of the air escaping wakes me up. grrrrrr Sad Thinking-about
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01-19-2014 05:48 AM
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libbyau Offline

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Machine: Resmed s9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i Setting 27 C
CPAP Pressure: 10 EPR 2 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: have Moderately severe obstructive sleep apnea. Have Mac software to read info.for mac computer

Sex: Female
Location: Sydney Australia

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RE: pillow for sleep apnea
(01-19-2014 05:48 AM)libbyau Wrote:  Does anyone know of good pillow to use with the machine. I read to use memory foam of the special pillow called " EazyBreather - Sleep Apnea Pillow" from $ 119 Any suggestions. Now I got used to the machine I move from side to side at night and the noise of the air escaping wakes me up. grrrrrr Sad Thinking-about
01-19-2014 06:26 AM
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RE: sleep apnea pillow
I use a duck feather pillow. When I roll over I just punch it into shape - I've been using it for years now so I just do it in my sleep. It seems to work pretty well with the mask.

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01-19-2014 06:41 AM
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libbyau Offline

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Machine: Resmed s9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i Setting 27 C
CPAP Pressure: 10 EPR 2 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: have Moderately severe obstructive sleep apnea. Have Mac software to read info.for mac computer

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Location: Sydney Australia

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RE: sleep apnea pillow
(01-19-2014 06:41 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  I use a duck feather pillow. When I roll over I just punch it into shape - I've been using it for years now so I just do it in my sleep. It seems to work pretty well with the mask.

That's what I have but I dont want to punch it I may miss and wake up with black eye Laugh-a-lot
01-19-2014 06:56 AM
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Doc J Offline

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Post: #5
RE: sleep apnea pillow
I bought a memory foam standard pillow and cut the shapes out of the sides to make room. Just copy the shape of the expensive one in the ad.
01-19-2014 10:58 AM
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me50 Offline

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RE: sleep apnea pillow
I use regular pillows (2) in a T shape (the bottom pillow is from east to west or left to right and the top pillow is north to south or top to bottom). Not sure if this will work for you but you could try it.
01-19-2014 12:07 PM
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RE: sleep apnea pillow
Libby, the new AirFit from Resmed is quite similar to the Swift FX but doesn't have this problem.
01-19-2014 12:58 PM
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #8
RE: sleep apnea pillow
I recently purchased a pillow called "CPAPmax". Together with an extra cover, 2 pillow cases and shipping to Aust it came to a little under US$155. The pillow itself is only US$60.

I've only used it the past 5 nights and am still getting used it. I'll give it another 5 nights or so before deciding whether it is a good pillow choice for me and posting a review.
01-19-2014 01:55 PM
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libbyau Offline

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Machine: Resmed s9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i Setting 27 C
CPAP Pressure: 10 EPR 2 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: have Moderately severe obstructive sleep apnea. Have Mac software to read info.for mac computer

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Location: Sydney Australia

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RE: sleep apnea pillow
(01-19-2014 01:55 PM)Surly Wrote:  I recently purchased a pillow called "CPAPmax". Together with an extra cover, 2 pillow cases and shipping to Aust it came to a little under US$155. The pillow itself is only US$60.

I've only used it the past 5 nights and am still getting used it. I'll give it another 5 nights or so before deciding whether it is a good pillow choice for me and posting a review.

:thanks:Surly for the post, I would like to know how you went with the pillow.
I did not think there was sleepyhead for mac on the link it said they did not have a link for mac I was going to downloaded. Would have saved my going to the chemist were I am renting my resmed 23rd (my first months) is the day it goes back and I get one of my own.
01-19-2014 03:04 PM
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libbyau Offline

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Machine: Resmed s9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i Setting 27 C
CPAP Pressure: 10 EPR 2 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: have Moderately severe obstructive sleep apnea. Have Mac software to read info.for mac computer

Sex: Female
Location: Sydney Australia

Post: #10
RE: sleep apnea pillow
(01-19-2014 12:58 PM)eviltim Wrote:  Libby, the new AirFit from Resmed is quite similar to the Swift FX but doesn't have this problem.

Thanks I will try that.It will be my first months on 23 Jan
(01-19-2014 06:26 AM)libbyau Wrote:  
(01-19-2014 05:48 AM)libbyau Wrote:  Does anyone know of good pillow to use with the machine. I read to use memory foam of the special pillow called " EazyBreather - Sleep Apnea Pillow" from $ 119 Any suggestions. Now I got used to the machine I move from side to side at night and the noise of the air escaping wakes me up. grrrrrr Sad Thinking-about

A big Thanks to everyone lots of good suggestions.
(This post was last modified: 01-19-2014 03:22 PM by libbyau.)
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