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Post: #11
RE: sleep apnea pillow
(01-19-2014 10:58 AM)Doc J Wrote:  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.

Thanks Doc
01-19-2014 03:28 PM
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libbyau Offline

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Post: #12
RE: sleep apnea pillow
(01-19-2014 12:07 PM)me50 Wrote:  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.

Thanks Me 50 at this point I will try almost anything.
01-19-2014 03:32 PM
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Post: #13
RE: sleep apnea pillow
Libby, I do the same as Me50, it takes a bit of getting used to but there is less real estate to knock the mask on, it is basically the same idea as a CPAP pillow but no cost and make sure you have the hose coming from above your head.
01-19-2014 07:07 PM
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libbyau Offline

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Post: #14
RE: sleep apnea pillow
(01-19-2014 12:07 PM)me50 Wrote:  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.

Thanks me50 thats working so far with 2 pillows.
01-24-2014 04:32 AM
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libbyau Offline

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Post: #15
RE: sleep apnea pillow
(01-19-2014 07:07 PM)Tez62 Wrote:  Libby, I do the same as Me50, it takes a bit of getting used to but there is less real estate to knock the mask on, it is basically the same idea as a CPAP pillow but no cost and make sure you have the hose coming from above your head.

Yes at the moment just have it sitting on top. Going to buy O ring to hook it on the curtain rod and ribbon to hold the hose. Will let you know how it went. Fingers crossed.
01-24-2014 04:39 AM
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Post: #16
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That's good use your inititive
01-24-2014 04:40 AM
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me50 Offline

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Post: #17
RE: sleep apnea pillow
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Yes at the moment just have it sitting on top. Going to buy O ring to hook it on the curtain rod and ribbon to hold the hose. Will let you know how it went. Fingers crossed.
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I bought a mug hook and got 4 for .97 and they work great. make it easy on yourself and do it with the least amount of parts, least amount of cost. glad that the pillows are working for you.
01-24-2014 06:07 AM
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Post: #18
RE: sleep apnea pillow
I use a SOFT memory foam contour pillow from the Sleep Number store. It gently cradles the head and allows for movement without dislodging the headgear.


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01-24-2014 12:10 PM
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Post: #19
RE: sleep apnea pillow
I went with that CPAP Max pillow...memory foam on one side and "normal" pillow stuff on the other. I sleep in all sorts of positions, so I put a regular pillow down a little lower and then the CPAP Pillow one on the "north slope". Seems to do okay for me back sleeping (becomes a bit more like a typical contour pillow for the neck), side sleeping (additional pillow cushions the shoulders a bit, good cut outs to keep from knocking the mask) or tummy (where being able to slip the hands between the pillows comes in handy).

As in all things, your mileage might vary (YMMV), but it works for me.
01-24-2014 01:04 PM
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libbyau Offline

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Post: #20
RE: sleep apnea pillow
(01-24-2014 12:10 PM)PollCat Wrote:  I use a SOFT memory foam contour pillow from the Sleep Number store. It gently cradles the head and allows for movement without dislodging the headgear.

Thanx everyone
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01-24-2014 05:02 PM
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