Sleep Apnoea Forum Bringing Help + Support to the Patient

I have recently found a pillow that is designed for CPAP users 


and it seemed to provide answers to some of my problems.  Before buying I thought I would ask if anyone had any experience, at £60 + I thought it was worth checking out first

Views: 124

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I have the exact same pillow here David and unfortunately it didn't work for me   I have actually spent a lot of money on 5 different similar style of pillows over the years without success.  The idea of the pillow is good, but if your neck is not the right size for the pillow so that your mask ends exactly in the cut-out then it won't achieve what it's been designed to do.  It also depends on what type of mask you are using and full face masks have a greater risk of not working.  A lot of CPAP users also find that memory foam isn't the best material to use as it's not soft enough to prevent mask marks on the face.

We are currently working on an alternative pillow, but can't tell you at this stage when it will be ready.  What I can say though is that it will not be in that kind of price bracket.  The newsletter list, this forum and Facebook will be the first people to know when it is ready.  Meanwhile, if you do take the risk, let us know what you think.

Hi Kath,

Many thanks for your prompt response.  Some of the things you mentioned were causing doubt in my mind, hence my post.

The size thing was one, they only mention large, medium and small,  I use a medium full face mask so would that do as a measure?  It would seem you would have to strike lucky to hit the indent every time, a bit like golf.

I have tried one of those shaped pillows that fit into the neck and ended up with a sore back.

Thanks for saving my money at your expense!  I will wait with anticipation with your alternative.

regards David

You're welcome David and as I stated, that has been my personal experience and no doubt they do work for some people.  We actually sold a similar CPAP pillow on the website several years ago, but the feedback was coming back to me giving only about 20-25% success in the customers who bought it, and that wasn't high enough for me to continue to offer it so we stopped!  There will be no guarantees of our own pillow of course, but the difference will be that it has been designed by a CPAP user and tested on CPAP users which should hopefully higher the positive overall results

Reply to Discussion


Sleep Apnoea Forum

New to the Sleep Apnoea Forum? 

1. Stop by our Sleep Apnoea Welcome Center to introduce yourself to the SleepGuide community.
2. Start a New Topic of Conversation.
3. Post your photos - of yourself, your old CPAP machine, your new CPAP machine, your pet, something about you!

Interested in advertising, have a problem or need to contact us? Click the Report an Issue page.


Latest Activity

Edam replied to Edam's discussion Changing hospital
"I want to change because the other hospital, which is in a different trust, supplies a different make of mask. My present hospital only supplies one make of mask which is unsuitable for my nasal problems. Over the years I have spent hundreds of…"
Adam Cartwright replied to David thompson's discussion SELLING cpap airsense10 elite machine with travel bag and accessories in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Hi David I thought I'd check but I assume you have sold your Airsense 10 Elite?"
Adam Cartwright joined The SleepGuide Crew's group
Profile IconAdam Cartwright and Linda Cook joined Hope2SleepGuide
Sleep2snore replied to Savannah A.'s discussion Sleep Centre in UK that measures UARS
"That is a difficult one, but if you have a Polysomnography done a good Sleep Doctor should spot the signs, however, it is often missed unless the patient mentions it or ENT (if you attended there first before referral) suspects you might have…"
Sleep2snore replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion c pap mask
"Yes, masks for one person do not mean they are for everyone, getting a supplier to give ou a refund if it is not suitable is good, but trying it on and lying down with your machine on for an hour or so is the only real way of trying a mask. …"
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Changing hospital
"It will depend on the Sleep Clinic or hospital, however, if you AHI is 1 why do you want to change? You might be allowed just to keep what you have already and the equipment transferred to the new Sleep Clinic. As your AHI is so low I very much…"
Edam posted a discussion

Changing hospital

I am considering asking my GP to refer me to another hospital for the supply and monitoring of CPAP .Would I just be supplied another CPAP and mask by the new hospital or would a new sleep test have to be done. As my original diagnosis was made…See More
Kath Hope replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion c pap mask
"I agree with giving it your best shot at getting the 'right' mask for you Bob, but even with all the best reviews in the world it's not possible to guarantee if it will be the 'right' mask for you.  It's why when…"
Mar 13
ROBERT O'BRIEN posted a discussion

c pap mask

hi everyone I am considering buying a more comfortable nasal mask, I am looking at the JOYCE SILK GEL NASAL MASK.  I have looked for reviews but cannot find any , has anyone on this forum used this mask and is it worth a hundred pounds.my current…See More
Mar 13
Kath Hope replied to Savannah A.'s discussion Sleep Centre in UK that measures UARS
"Unfortunately, there aren't as many as we'd like there to be.  The only way of truly diagnosing UARS is via Esophageal Manometry (Pes) which is rarer still here in the UK.  Take a look at our charity's webpage on this…"
Mar 12
Savannah A. posted a discussion

Sleep Centre in UK that measures UARS

Hi there,I have a connective tissue disorder that is associated with UARS (Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome).I was wondering whether there was a sleep centre in the UK that measures UARS in patients.I would be very grateful to hear from others.Many…See More
Mar 12
Savannah A. updated their profile
Mar 12
Boyertown replied to Julie Straiton's discussion Severe hair loss with mask straps ?
"Has there been any more news on this subject?  I am experiencing hair loss too. Thank you."
Mar 12
Boyertown updated their profile
Mar 12
Boyertown is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Mar 12
Kath Hope replied to Dave Cheeseman's discussion New diagnosis!
"Hi Dave, and sorry to hear you've been diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea, but when you get on CPAP you should start to feel so much better. To purchase a CPAP machine you need a prescription from the consultant, and if you really want to…"
Mar 11
Dave Cheeseman posted a discussion

New diagnosis!

Hi Everyone,I need a bit of advice from some more experienced people. I had a sleep study through the NHS last week & have been diagnosed with extreme Sleep Apnea (60-70 instances an hour). However I have now been told that I have to be referred…See More
Mar 11
Dave Cheeseman is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Mar 11
Kath Hope replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Ha Ha, I just replied to this post then realised I'd replied to Bernadette and her post was from 2016. Have deleted it as it was irrelevant Good to hear you've got your DreamStation Go on the app now though."
Mar 10

© 2018   Created by The SleepGuide Crew.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service