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A great compliment to a CPAP nasal pillow system
on January 29, 2016
I wouldn't call this a mild sleep apnea solution, but the product does have benefits for people who need to use the CPAP machine.
First the bad...
I bought this pillow back in 2012, hoping it would "cure" my "mild-to-moderate" sleep apnea without needing the CPAP machine. No improvement. When I gave in and started wearing the CPAP full face mask, I tried it again. The sloped sides does make it easier to manage the CPAP mask, but it's so soft that inevitably your head sinks into the pillow and it pushes the full face mask off. ...and I tried a variety of full face masks, nothing I tried in the full face mask category worked well with this pillow.
I had switched to a memory foam pillow. These pillows are more firm, and as a result don't push a mask off quite as easily. Still not great but it was working better for me for sleep apnea. ...but I noticed I was often waking up when I would lose circulation on one side of my head. Too firm, maybe I'm just more sensitive to it, ...but I put up with it for over a year.
Now the good...
I now use the nasal pillow system. This category of mask is much smaller, and less likely to get pushed off. I've been using that for several months now, and had forgotten about my SONA pillow until last night. I slept MUCH better; and I'm wide awake today (almost skipped the coffee entirely this morning). The SONA pillow is nice and soft, and the angled sides still allow enough room for a CPAP hose to a smaller mask solution like a nasal pillow device.
I'm disappointed to see Amazon is no longer shipping this. I guess I better go buy extra pillow slips before those are gone too!