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Assistant News Editor Lee Dryden was diagnosed with sleep apnea and uses a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to assist with breathing while sleeping. From a layman’s point of view, he will discuss the benefits, issues, challenges and frustrations of sleeping while wearing a mask.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Review of CPAPmax pillow

  Another offering in the burgeoning industry of CPAP accessories is the CPAPmax next generation CPAP pillow.
  One of the largest challenges for CPAP users is that it's difficult to sleep in any position but on your back or the mask may slip out of place and leak.
  This is very difficult for people who have always slept on their side.
  The CPAP pillow has indentations on the side, allowing you to turn your head without jostling the mask or hose.
  It is designed to match the natural curve of your neck and shoulders. It also offers a benefit for those who will continue to sleep on their back as it cradles your head for improved airway alignment.
  The ventilated memory foam reduces perspiration and eventually conforms to your shape.
  Information from Sleep Solutions Home Medical of Troy indicates the popular item has been on the market for more than four years and was one of the first comfort accessories available.
  Sleep Solutions recently provided a pillow for me to sample and I can see how it would be a godsend to side-sleepers. It is well-manufactured and offers solid support while enabling the sleeper to shift to a natural side position with minimal disruption to the CPAP process.
  It is a bit rigid at first, but memory foam is designed to improve that with time.
  There is a growing list of items available in the CPAP industry, some more helpful than others. This pillow is among the more practical offerings as it will help make life easier for side-sleepers and encourage them to continue their vital CPAP therapy.
  For more information, visit Sleep Solutions or CPAPmax.

3 Comments:

Blogger Andrew Trammell said...

We have had a lot of success with the CPAPmax pillow, especially with those patients on a full face mask or the larger nasal masks. Most patients on some of the smaller ones such as the ResMed Swift FX or the Mirage FX haven't seemed to need it.

Andrew Trammell
Carolina's Home Medical Equipment

April 2, 2013 at 5:21 PM 
OpenID renatae said...

My husband finds a sleep pillow helpful. I use the ResMed SwiftFX Bella Loops and I can sleep in many positions. Since I'm restless, it is a big help to me. I do need to adjust my mask when I change from side to side, but it's great to be able to sleep on my side without a hard framed mask jabbing into my face. :)

November 15, 2013 at 11:58 AM 
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