This product review was uptated on May 2019
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When you first look to the Mild Sleep Apnea Pillow and the Sona FDA-Cleared Antisnore, you will not realize they are pillows at all. You will probably google images of people using them in order to understand how you must place your head on them.
Yes, it might take you some time to get used to it but it seems it is worth it.
Uncommon shape and design
It was designed only for side sleepers. Its shape is meant to prevent you from rolling over to your back and it also helps you to position your neck at the exact angle to take pressure off from the windpipe.
This will help you to keep the airway open, so by using this pillow the sleeper, and every one close to the sleeper, will finally get to sleep better as snoring will be slightly perceived.
- This pillow rises in the center so that you cannot turn over. You will have to choose a side and sleep in that side of the pillow. There is no way you will snore because you will have to wake up to change your position.
- It comes with its own pillow case. You will be able to take it off so it can be laundered.
- It feels really smooth as its thread count is of 233.
- It is approved by the FDA.
- As it was design to stay in a side position all night, some users might find it too hard.
- It is quite large (12 in high x 27 in long x 10 in wide)
- There is a rise of 12’’ in the center. Some users complained about wakening up with a sore neck.
- Besides choosing a side, you will have to slip your arm under the pillow in an upward direction.
- No night movement when sleeping.
I personally find it uncomfortable. Night is long and people normally sleep an average of 8 hours a day, so it is understandable that you may want to toss and turn a bit during the night. Sleeping with this pillow may be very difficult for people who are shifters.
It is not only the shape of the pillow, remember that you need to slip your arm in an upward position underneath the pillow. It sounds like something that is going to hurt in the morning, but it really depends on the kind of person you are.
As we said before, you will be able to choose to sleep either on your right or on your left, but still, if you want to change sides in the middle of the night you would have to fully wake up and reorganize the position of your other arm. If you have trouble getting to sleep, you can imagine how problematic this design can result.
People who were able to use it for a long time affirms that its rigidity lasts only a short period of time because this pillow softens up reshaping into the shape of one’s head. I think the trick here is to stick with it. You just have to try it to find out if you feel any neck or arm pain.
Does it stop the snore?
Yes. If it is not stopped it will be considerably lessened but in order to achieve the results you are looking for, you have to follow every step strictly, this means that you have to sleep on one side all night and keep your arm stretched under the pillow. If you already sleep in a similar position you will have no problems. Besides, it was released in the market after several independent testing and it is FDA approved.
I personally think it is not a product made for everyone. Some people need more than repositioning to stop snoring. The price is quite high just to try and see, as it is in the $70 range. If you decide to buy it, remember to be patient as you will need some time to get used to it.
What should I do?
You are the only person that knows that answer. It may benefit the sleep of some people, but it maybe does not work for you, this is something that applies to everything because we are all different.
Do not feel overwhelmed, if you feel this is not right for you there are plenty of other options, just be sure to make a smart decision.