For years my dad has always seemed tired when he woke in the morning even though he went to bed at a decent time and got up 8 or more hours later. Well, the puzzle to his exhaustion was realized when the doctor more recently discovered that he had sleep apnea.
With the diagnosis of sleep apnea meant that my dad has to sleep from now on, every nap, and every night, with a CPAP mask on. The mask keeps the air flowing to him so if he stops breathing or has low oxygen, the mask kicks in and keeps the air flowing into him.
The CPAP mask means that there is a tube going from the mask to the unit on the night stand. So there are some worries, naturally….. You don’t want to turn and pull the unit off the dresser. You also need to get comfortable to be able to sleep with a mask and tube coming from you. You also need to ensure that your pillow is not pushing the tubing in any way or it does not sit properly on your face and the effectiveness is affected.
Boy that sounds like a lot to be thinking and worrying about so what do you do to ensure you are getting your air flow, maintain comfort, and keep your unit safe and sound on the night stand? The answer is the CPAPMax pillow.
The Contour CPAP Bed Pillow from PRO2Medical.com makes using CPAP therapy much more comfortable which helps CPAP users be more compliant and receive the full benefits using a CPAP or BiPap.
Contour CPAP Pillows are designed to be more comfortable than your regular pillow! The CPAPMax Pillow can help reduce CPAP mask leaks and mask pressure, plus help you find a comfortable position to sleep all night, even with a cumbersome CPAP Mask. To better accommodate your CPAP mask, larger cut-outs on each side allow you to sleep on either side of the pillow. We’ve added a range of heights, a cooler memory foam surface and a traditional fiber fill surface. All in the same pillow!
Experience cooler sleep experience & reduce heat and perspiration
•Now includes a removable 3/4″ foam layer so you control your pillow thickness
•Innovative 2 in 1 design lets you choose a plush memory foam surface, or flip pillow over for traditional fiberfill feel
•Improved design provides superior support and comfort while working with your CPAP Therapy
•Covered by 2 year manufacturers warranty
There is a lot to talk about with the CPAPMax pillow…
First, I have to let you know that my Dad reports being in heaven with the CPAPMax pillow. He pretty much does not know how he even slept before without the CPAPMax pillow. He finds it comfortable for back sleeping and for side sleeping.
Here my Dad is, resting on his CPAPMax pillow with his CPAP mask on and reading. He often reads just before drifting off, and he finds the CPAPMax pillow perfect for back sleeping.
The great thing about the CPAPMax pillow is the way it supports the CPAP mask and side sleeping. The curved/contoured design lets the mask stay sitting properly on the face.
Take a look at the picture above….. My Dad wanted me to make sure that I told everyone that the CPAPMax pillow allows for optimal arm resting. See how his arm is up on the pillow? He says that it eliminates a shoulder stretch or pull so that his shoulders and arms are resting comfortably.
The CPAPMax pillow offers a number of other features…..
DO you see the cotton piece coming out of the top of the pillow? That holds the tube from the mask to the unit on the nightstand in place so when you turn, your expensive unit stays put. The last thing you want is for the unit that cost so much to go for a ride and get damaged.
Next there is a foam middle section that can be left in or removed. This controls the thickness of the pillow to accommodate everyone and their pillow thickness preference. My dad likes leaving the foam in to maximize the thickness.
The pillow offers two feels, one on each side. The one side with the hole look to it is a memory foam comfort. My dad loves this side. If you flip the pillow over, the other side offers the traditional fiber filled feeling that many are familiar with.
The CPAPMax pillow comes with Cool Tech which helps reduce the heat and perspiration. My Dad gets pretty hot at night, so this Cool Tech design is a perfect addition to the pillow
I could really go on forever about the CPAPMax pillow. It has been a blessing for my Dad. Between my Dad’s CPAP mask and his CPAPMax pillow, he is actually waking up refreshed. It is nice to see my Dad rested and back to his normal self again.
My Dad and I both recommend checking out the CPAPMax pillow if you have to sleep with a mask. My Dad also said that the CPAPMax pillow would be comfortable for anyone without a mask as well. It is a pretty comfortable pillow over all.
If we were to make any suggestions at all, it would be to order a CPAPMax pillow case with your pillow. My Dad is currently using a regular pillow case and it does not fit the CPAPMax pillow properly. We will be checking out the pillow cases next….
To find out more about the CPAPMax pillow, check it out here….