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alan bruce (@alanbruce)

How to reduce my events while using my Cpap

Sleep Health | Last Active: May 16 4:51am | Replies (63)

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@johnbishop

@rfries, I have bought 3 different CPAP pillows and didn't have much luck with any of them but it might just be me. The first one I bought was spendy and was the worst. It was way to firm for me but had the cutouts on the sides for sleeping on either side. Then I tried the little triangle pillow and it wasn't any better than the first one. I was already using a My Pillow regular size which I really like and saw someone recommend using two pillows. A regular or large pillow and then have your head on a smaller travel pillow that rests on the top of your larger pillow. Here's the one I got (actually got the 2 for 1 deal) – https://www.mypillow.com/rollandgoanywherepillowbuyonegetonefree.html.

Another thing that helped me because I do roll from side to side at night is a CPAP hose stand. I put the base under my mattress so that it holds the hose above my head and out of the way. It make a really big difference. Here's the one I bought on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/North-American-Healthcare-JB5651-Holder/dp/B0034CHMRU/ref=sr_1_5. The picture shows it placed on the side of the bed under the mattress but I've found it works better if I put it under the mattress at the head of the bed.

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Thanks John, I will look at that. I want you to know that because of your earlier comments I had a great sleep last night with 2.4 events per hr. I decided to focus on staying off my back instead of just hoping to. My wife had a good tip and I want to pass it on. I wore a reasonably snug tee shirt to bed with a tennis ball between the shirt and my spine about half way up the back. A few times during the night I felt the ball and those were likely times when I would have unknowingly turned over or onto my back. I slept 6.4 hrs. on one side. I am just hoping this continues.