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A slightly different way to avoid chin tucking
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A slightly different way to avoid chin tucking
I sleep more comfortably on my back and wanted to find a way to avoid chin-tucking without using a neck collar.  So I bought a very small, much flatter pillow designed for small children and toddlers.  Since then I have not needed to use a neck collar.  Yay!  The one I have is no longer made, but there are others that might help.  Here are a couple I found via an Amazon search:

https://www.amazon.com/MLILY-Adjustable-...=8-39&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/Toddler-Pillowcas...=8-31&th=1

The first one looks like a good possibility, as one could leave out one or even both of the flat layers.  It would be nice and low, but still have support under your neck, keeping your chin up.  If I needed one, this is the one I would probably buy.  

The second is very low and might also work.  If you put one on top of the other you would again probably have a nice support under your neck to keep your chin up.  I'm sure there are many others that might work too.

By the way, I can sleep on my side too with no problem.

I like to shop on Amazon, and many, maybe most items come with free returns.  Your computer will show whether free returns are available for you.

Some of these come with small pillowcases.  Mine did not, but I learned that if I put the pillow into a standard-size pillowcase face up and with the top of the pillow going horizontally to the bottom of the pillowcase (what is meant to be the side), then folding the remaining fabric under the pillow, it works very well.  (I hope that explanation makes sense.)  Confused

In any case, I hope this helps someone.  Shy
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RE: A slightly different way to avoid chin tucking
I discovered that thick large pillows are very uncomfortable for me many years ago.  I have preferred the thinnest travel pillows I could find to big puffed up more common types.  I have a pillow similar to the one in the top link but still am chin tucking.  I have tried three collars with failure due to them causing neck pain.  I still search for a solution.
I only give suggestions from experience as a fellow CPAP user, not professional advice.
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RE: A slightly different way to avoid chin tucking
Some of the best sleep I ever got before starting any kind of treatment (maybe the best sleep I ever got, period) was out in the backcountry, with no pillow at all. In order to pack light I would just put my shoes under my bedroll at my head, which tilted it up just a couple inches. I always just chalked it up to being in the great outdoors with fresh air and no city noises, but it's probably related. This was all before I had kids, a couple years before I was even diagnosed, so maybe it won't work for me like it used to, but I have not tried at any point in the last three years to change my pillow. Might be worth a shot.
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RE: A slightly different way to avoid chin tucking
I'll put in my 2-cents. I use a medium loft down pillow (650 fill power) from Costco (Allied Home RDS Duck Down King Size). The pillow gives customizable loft, accommodates the mask for side-sleeping and I can always pull a corner between my shoulder and jaw if I need support and sort of a SCC effect. https://www.costco.com/allied-home-rds-w...85514.html
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RE: A slightly different way to avoid chin tucking
I made it through a few hours of sleep with a collar on.  Mouth taped shut, collar on, CPAP mask to face, then find a tiny bit of lower corner of a tapered pillow is what I have to pull together.  The collar has to go under the pillow and the mask must be off the side of the pillow so the head is supported by a very small bit of the pillow to the right side lower corner.  I don't think I rolled to my back last night which is a plus.  Now to check OSCAR out to see how it went.
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