I tried this for the snoring - but I am so far gone with my snoring that nohing will work. I ended up with a CPAP machine to help with the snoring and sleep apnea. That being said, It is a nice pillow for the contours of your head and is most comfortable to help in sleeping....I didnt or couldn't really follow the directions on how to use it, but I will say it is nice....It is also good to use the CPAP with because you can use the curves of it to assist when trying to sleep with the face mask on and the tubing....Over all it is a good sleeping aide. I like being able to wash the cover....(pillow case it comes with).
This pillow was recommended for Sleep Apnia.suffers and to stop snoring but i really don't see how it could help. If you try the way they show it used , it forced my chin up not down which made me end up face up and that is totally not what one wants to stop someone snoring. Very over stuffed and no give or comfortable place to lay our head or neck any where on it. I have tried. It is like being on a soft coated rock! It makes my chin go up and not down as needed.
Pillow is good quality, but did not stop the snoring. Was used according to the directions, but just didn't work for my husband. The return was easy and I'm only out the shipping, so I guess it was worth it to rule it out before we try surgery.
I was so uncomfortable to sleep with got neck and arm pain. Continued and seemed to be a bit better but still not as comfortable sleep and SO says still snoring. It is hard to stay in such a confining position throughout the night. I rated fair only because it does give you some support when used as a regular pillow for support watching TV etc but very uncomfortable for sleeping.
I bought this pillow for my husband, hoping it would ease his snoring. He used it for two nights and had the worst neck pain. He said it was incredibly uncomfortable. I didn't notice a difference in the snoring, but then again he only used it twice.
Product met expectations in appearance, good value, etc. Product results depend on user' s cooperation with suggested sleeping positions. For example, if the user rolls over on his back during the night, the pillow will not keep them from snoring so it doesn't STOP snoring altogether.
I couldn't sleep with my husband anymore because of his horrible snoring. Seriously bad. After trying everything on the market (other pillows, throat sprays, nose strips, etc) we were getting ready to go to an ear/nose/throat specialist for an operation to help stop his snoring, but found this WEIRD LOOKING pillow (I think it looks like a manatee) and thought we'd give it a try. The first night he slept on it he was so quiet I actually checked to make sure he was still breathing! I have no idea how this thing works BUT IT DOES! The first time we bought the Sona Pillow was about 4 years ago at Brookstone and it cost $$$. It had flatted out a bit so I thought I'd get him a new one. I checked o.co and was thrilled to see the price was only $$! I can't make any medical claims on this but I believe my husband also has sleep apnea but I don't find him gasping for breath when he sleeps on the Sona pillow. The Sona pillow is NOT the most comfortable thing to sleep on at first, but you do get used to it. The directions say to put your arm in the little strap on the back side of the pillow but my husband doesnt use it. Still works.
My husband has mild sleep apnea. He snores when he's on his back, but not on his side. I could never get to sleep if he was on his back and snoring. The shape of this pillow encourages a person to sleep on their side. We've had it for two weeks now and it works!!! No more sleepless nights or getting out of bed at midnight to go sleep in another room. Yeah!
I am primarily a side-sleeper, and I have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea. I cannot tolerate C-pap and have been looking for other ways to cope with this. This is the only pillow actually approved by officialdom for use in treating sleep apnea, so I decided to try it. I have had it for several weeks now. I agree with other reviewers that it has to be broken in as the instructions also state. This took less than a week in my case. As I've gotten older (60), I have had increasing trouble deciding where to put my lower arm when on my side. This pillow has the solution built in! I will note that I am pretty flexible and have practiced yoga about once a week on average for decades. Maybe that has helped my shoulders retain good range of motion, but I have not had the difficulty with the arm placement required by this pillow that some other reviewers have noted. I do seem to be waking up a little less often, and my wake ups seem to occur when I have rolled over onto my back while sleeping. The pillow can encourage you to stay on your side, but, obviously, it cannot force a side-lying position. All-in-all, I would say it is helpful to me, and I find it as comfortable as any other pillow I have ever used. I think it will probably be a good partial solution for me.