The Problem with Most Pillows
Ever wake up and not feel rested? The problem could be your pillow. Do you routinely bunch, fold, fluff, or stack your pillows? Do you use your arm to bolster your pillow's incline or stability? These are common adaptations to correct a pillow that doesn't function well. Too high or low, too soft or firm, or too quick to wear out - most pillows do a poor job of providing adequate, reliable support. A pillow that doesn't keep your spine in alignment or provide proper elevation for your head and neck might be constricting your throat and lung capacity. That means greater difficulty breathing and diminished sleep quality.
Oxygen deprivation during sleep is an all-too-common problem that can have lasting negative effects on our health and general well being. For those with snoring issues or chronic sleep apnea, they can include:
- Shortened attention span
- Impaired judgment
- Increased risk of heart attack or stroke
- Daytime sleepiness
- Weight gain
- Memory loss
The Benefits of Incline
Proper pillow size is a function of your primary sleep positions, the depth of your shoulders, the size and weight of your head, the length of your neck, the firmness of your mattress, and what feels comfortable. The goal is to provide sufficient incline. Our experience has shown that adequate incline - lifting the head and neck up and out of the common tucked or “flexed” position—is the most effective way to impact airflow and snoring.
Constructed for Support
The Oxygen Pillow has a unique tri-layer construction featuring a hollow core, internal hinges and added depth around the edges. During back sleeping, the hollow core allows the head to drop back into alignment while the edge supports the curve of the neck. For side sleeping, the internal hinges in the top and bottom layers flex to accommodate the shape of your head without collapsing at the edge. The pillow's edge "fills in" the span from neck to shoulder. Your head rotates back while your face turns slightly up - which helps keep your torso from rotating forward.
Better Neck Support
The Oxygen Pillow was engineered to do more than just support the neck. It was designed to impact breathing. But because of its unique construction, material stability, and sizing options, it has proven to provide exceptional neck support - better than standard "contour" pillows that claim to support your neck. The Oxygen pillow takes into account the anatomy of the neck and head. The hollow core design provides comfortable support from the top of the head through the chin providing side sleepers with the appropriate support. The design of contour pillows caters to back sleepers while often leaving the neck inadequately supported during side sleeping.
Care & Cleaning of your Oxygen Pillow
The O2 pillow is best cared for by using a removable Oxygen Pillow Protector (OPP), which can be laundered and can significantly extend the life of your Oxygen Pillow. The OPP is made of the same fine organic 4-way stretch cotton as the Oxygen Pillow casing and is made to shrink and snugly fit your pillow. This tailored fit ensures that the feel of your Oxygen Pillow does not change when you cover it and the airflow isn't hindered, as with other pillow covers. The removable cover should be washed approximately every two to three weeks of use.