Sleep Apnea Pillow

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is characterized by repeated sleep delays when breathing. There are three forms of sleep apnea: primary, obstructive and mixed, respectively. The most common is obstructive, resulting from over-relaxation of the muscles of the throat, causing the windpipe to collapse and block the airway. Sleep apnea treatments range from simple changes in lifestyles to surgery. The sleep apnea pillow is one of the most widespread non-invasive therapies.You may want to check out Tuckahoe Sleep Apnea Treatment for more.

A pillow that is intended for snorers is a sleep apnea pillow, since snoring is one of the most popular signs of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea pillows are designed to support the neck, prevent patients from turning on their backs (where snoring and sleep apnea can worsen), cradle the head, elongate the neck and prevent the airway from blocking the tongue, and assist side sleepers by relieving pressure on the arms and shoulders.

Several different manufacturers say that their sleep apnea pillows accomplish the above goals, but the only sleep apnea pillow approved as an over-the-counter treatment by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the SONA pillow.

The SONA sleep apnea pillow looks very strange at first. This sleep apnea pillow resembles a padded boomerang rather than a pillow, a two-layered triangle instead of a solid rectangle. However, the geometric shape is what makes this pillow useful for treating sleep apnea. In the side role, the form is supposed to sustain sleep. The primary sleeping surface is made up of two inclined surfaces, with a flatter lower surface in the middle.

There is a training arm sling on each lower part of the triangle of the sleep apnea pillow. Lengthen your arm in the open space under the pillow to better use the pillow lying on either side. When sleeping, the arm should be kept extended and the head should be held on the same side as the extended hand.

Initially, by placing the arm in the space between the pillow and the sling, you can use the training arm sling to maintain this position. You may use a body pillow to hug around, or to place between the legs to help preserve the side sleeping position for extra sleep compliance. It allows the jaw to be forced forward by using the sleep apnea pillow in this way, preventing the tongue from slipping backward and obstructing the mouth.


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