European Sleep Works designed the Oxygen Pillow specifically to aid in better breathing during sleep. The Oxygen Pillow is engineered to manage head and neck incline and support proper body alignment—positioning you for deeper breathing. Gordon Medical offers personal fitting for these pillows in our office as a service to our patients.
- 1How does an Oxygen Pillow work?
The Oxygen Pillow has a unique tri-layer Oeko-Tex certified latex foam 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.
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.
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- 2What does an Oxygen Pillow fitting involve?
For your Oxygen Pillow fitting you will be taken to a private room where you can try different pillow heights and densities. Your fitting specialist will ask you to lie down on the bed and will give you different depths and levels of support in the pillows to try out.
Your best choice depends on the position you sleep in, and how your spine is aligned while on the pillow. The Oxygen Pillows come in Soft, Medium, and Firm and a height of 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0. Most people choose a soft or medium density, and choose either a 1.0 or 1.5 heights for their first Oxygen Pillow. There are higher and more firm pillows for patients with bigger body frames or broader shoulders.
- 3How can an Oxygen Pillow help me?
The Oxygen Pillow:
- Maintains proper spinal and neck support
- Opens the airway for expanded lung capacity during sleep for easier breathing
- Works for both back and side sleeping
- Can be used in any direction
- Is constructed with with Oeko-Tex certified latex foam and fabric
- 4What conditions can an Oxygen Pillow help?
Oxygen deprivation during sleep is an all-too-common problem that can have lasting negative effects on our health and general well-being. An Oxygen Pillow can be used with C-Pap or other treatment for sleep apnea, or for milder forms of sleep apnea it can be used alone. For those with snoring issues or chronic sleep apnea, problems the Oxygen Pillow may help can include:
•Shortened attention span
•Increased risk of heart attack or stroke
Because of its unique construction, material stability, and sizing options, the Oxyegen Pillow has proven to provide exceptional neck support, helping you wake without neck pain in the morning. 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.
- 5How do I schedule an appointment in the office?
Please call Gordon Medical Associates at (707) 575-5180 to schedule your Oxygen Pillow fitting appointment. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday in the afternoon with our pillow fitting specialists. We provide fittings in our office as a service to our patients.
You can also get fitted for an Oxygen Pillow at European Sleep Works in Berekeley.
- 6How much time does an Oxygen Pillow fitting take?
Generally patients can tell in 10-15 minutes which Oxygen Pillow will best suit their needs. Your appointment will be scheduled for 30 minutes, to allow plenty of time for experiencing the pillow, and for questions and discussion.
- 7How can I prepare for my appointment?
Before your Oxygen Pillow fitting you will want to think about your current and past preferences in pillow density and heights, whether are you a back sleeper, a side sleeper or both? You will want to make note of this as it will help the specialist find the right fit for you.
- 8Is it safe?
Yes, they are very safe The biggest danger is that most people find that they cannot sleep as well on a regular pillow after they have slept on a professionally fitted Oxygen Pillow!
The materials are Eco-certified, making them safe for most chemically sensitive people.
Oxygen Pillow - Even my CPAP mask fits more comfortably, as there is enough room for it to be supported without pushing it off my face. And I don't have to keep fluffing and scrunching my pillow in an effort to get the right shape. It stays just right all night long. What a relief!
Oxygen Pillow - My neck is much more relaxed, and my head feels supported without having to tuck my chin. My arm and shoulder are not going numb, and there is much less pressure when I lay on my side. I feel like I rest more fully. Thanks!