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[-] pattyloof +0 points · about 2 months ago

I tried a lot of things to keep from snoring before I was diagnosed - one of them was using one of those horseshoe shaped travel pillows instead of a regular pillow. That didn't help with the snoring, but it's perfect for using with a CPAP mask! It stays right around your neck and gives support, yet doesn't get in the way of the mask. You can keep it on when you get up at night, or if you don't want to, it's easy to put back on when you get into bed.

Plus one of these is way cheaper and more convenient than those "CPAP pillows" they sell. You can get a travel pillow at any truck stop (which is where I got mine).

Hope this helps someone!

Patty

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[-] De +0 points · 27 days ago

Funny - I was experimenting with pillows from my extensive collection and decided to try a combination of 2 travel pillows tonight. I finally found a mask that actually fits my small nose without too much leakage and has a hose connection that doesn't pull on my neck so much. Now I need to find the right pillow combination for side sleeping so that the mask is not interfered with while my neck is supported and I am able to position myself for lower spine alignment.

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · 26 days ago Sleep Enthusiast

You can google SLEEP APNEA PILLOW and you can see a zillion pillows that are supposedly purpose made for sleep apnea mitigation and comfort with a mask. Since MANY if not MOST of these pillows have different sizes and shapes, I am guessing it will take a bit of experimentation (and cost) to find the perfect pillow. I don't use one so can't be of much use as far as suggestions.

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[-] De +0 points · 26 days ago

I actually did check them out. I think my current collection will do. If not, I saw a post on how to create my own pillow. Thanks!

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[-] barbz +0 points · 21 days ago

I use the horseshoe shaped pillow, mainly for a neck issue. It does not get in the way of my mask in any way. I like how it keeps the position of my neck in a good open throat, breathing position.

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