How to Choose a Pillow for CPAP
Sleep apnea patients are typically recommended continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) therapy, which provides relief from interrupted sleep due to airway obstruction. The result is rest and recovery, which comes with a slew of added benefits for daily life and long term health. However, CPAP therapy comes with its own set of adjustments, namely getting used to sleeping with a mask that pushes pressurized air directly into your airway.
While back sleepers have a more seamless adjustment to using a CPAP machine, there are ways for side and stomach sleepers to make the transition to sleeping with a mask more smooth. These patients can remedy their situation with a CPAP pillow.
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea or are looking to make your experience easier, read on to get the scoop and learn how to choose a pillow for CPAP therapy.
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What Makes a Pillow for CPAP Different?
The basic gear for CPAP therapy is as follows: the CPAP machine, the CPAP mask and the tubing that connects them to deliver pressurized air. While there are multiple types of CPAP masks, many patients start out with a full face mask that covers the nose and mouth to ensure air delivery. The mask adds volume to the patient’s face, and the tubing is similarly inconvenient for getting comfortable to promote sleep.
CPAP pillows are designed for this exact predicament, and they accommodate masks and hoses with a unique shape and special material to offer better head and neck support than the average pillow.
What Features of a CPAP Pillow Should I Look For?
These are the features to look for in a CPAP pillow:
- Side cutouts for CPAP masks
- Added neck and shoulder support
- Indentations to keep head secure
CPAP pillows are shaped like tickets, with a curved cutouts on each side that can fit a full face mask without causing the sleep apnea patient any discomfort. The bottom of the pillow is also curved with a center indent to support and align the neck and shoulders.
The material allows airflow through the pillow, and it typically has multiple layers for hypoallergenic and other benefits. Many options boast memory foam and machine washable fabrics, and all are designed to support easy breathing. Some even have added features like hose tethers, which keep your tubing stable throughout the night.
How Does a CPAP Pillow Affect Sleep?
Especially for patients using a full face mask, movement during sleep can knock your CPAP mask loose and interrupt the CPAP therapy. You breathe in unfiltered, unpressurized air and can start to exhibit the same sleep apnea symptoms that got you here in the first place.
The point of CPAP pillows is that they give you ample room on the sides of your pillow for your mask without compromising your preferred sleeping position or the effectiveness of your CPAP therapy. You get a more comfortable, more restorative and all around better sleep.
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Monthly CPAP Club is a new approach to delivering a regular and scheduled shipment of all your CPAP supplies for one low monthly cost.
We charge you a small monthly free and deliver a fresh CPAP mask, tubes, filters and cushions to your door every 3 months.
We work with the major manufacturers to provide a selection of the most popular CPAP masks, cushions, tubing, filters and other accessories.
You get one shipment with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need for the next three months and you just pay one low, monthly payment.
Monthly CPAP Club lets you know when it’s time to change your filters, clean your mask and tubing. Three months after your first order, we’ll let you know (via email) that it’s time to replace your CPAP supplies, and we will ship out a package with a replacement mask, tubing, and filters for your CPAP machine, all including in your monthly fee.
Every package allows you to choose your preferred style of CPAP mask and the brand, make and model you prefer. You have the choice of standard tubing or heated tubing. You have the option for extended tubing options with heated tubing. Every package also includes cushions for the mask and filters for your machine
We need to know which CPAP breathing machine you use so we can send you the correct filters. Filters are specific to machines.
If you don’t see your CPAP breathing machine model listed, please contact us at [email protected]. Please include the make and model of CPAP breathing machine you use.
We do support many machines. The most popular machines are listed right now and more will be added as we grow.
In the mean time, let us know which machines you use so we get you the correct filters.
Monthly CPAP Club currently offers Resmed, Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel CPAP products. We can accommodate certain other brands when requested by email. Please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or submit a request online.
Our goal at Monthly CPAP Club is to offer all the necessary CPAP supplies for good sleep hygiene in simple, scheduled quarterly shipments.
We want the program to be even easier for the end user to afford with a monthly payment.
When you sign up for a package with Monthly CPAP Club, you will be charged the monthly package amount ranging from $30 and up, depending on your preferences.
We will ship out a package within 1 business day of your order with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need to properly treat your sleep apnea with clean and effective supplies.
The next scheduled shipment for your account will commence 3 months after your initial first shipment. We’ll send you an email your next delivery is on the way.
The best part about Monthly CPAP Club for those living with sleep apnea is that CPAP supplies are one less thing you’ll have to regularly order, schedule or pick up. We ship you the supplies you’ll need for the next three months and ship you another package in three months will all new and fresh CPAP supplies.
We do sell most of the popular and newest CPAP machines. Although we do not list many of the machines on our Monthly CPAP Club site, we can process orders for machines via email for existing subscribers and over the phone for new users.
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