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7 Best Pillows for CPAP Users (2023 Updated Reviews)

by | Updated: Jan 28, 2023

To fully optimize your sleep as a CPAP user, you may need a specially designed pillow that allows for the tubing of your machine to fit without interruption. Otherwise, you may feel uncomfortable which can diminish the quality of your sleep.

In this article, we reviewed these some of the best CPAP pillows that can make life easier for you and help you get a good night’s rest. Surely, by using the information provided below, you can choose the best CPAP pillow to fit your needs. So if you’re ready, let’s get started.

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Our Top Recommended Pillows for CPAP Users:

Keep reading for our more detailed reviews of the best pillows for CPAP users at home for sleeping with sleep apnea. 

Best Pillows for CPAP Users (Reviews):

This order comes with two pillow cases, so that you can wash one and still have one to sleep with that night. Lunderg CPAP Pillow Side Sleepers is perfect for reducing air leaks and helping you get a better sleep, even when you have your CPAP mask on.

The design is pretty comfortable and includes two different thickness levels, giving the pillow a slight slope to it. This means that you will be able to find a sleeping position with this pillow- simply turn it around if you want your head at more or less of an incline. It works well for those who prefer a pillow between firm and soft support.

So, if you want a hard to find medium density pillow, this could be your best option. The brand also offers a full refund. So, if you find that this particular pillow is not working for you, no worries.

You can simply contact them for a full refund. This is perfect if you have never used a CPAP pillow before and are unsure of how you will react to it. This is precisely why this pillow sits in the number one spot on our list. 

Top Features:

  • Memory foam that adjusts to the shape of your neck
  • Two pillow cases, meaning you can still use this pillow while washing your case
  • Two thicknesses on either side, for you to find a comfortable position
  • Designed for side-sleepers
Contour Products CPAPMax 2.0 Pillow is designed to prevent leaks and has room for your CPAP’s tubing to lay comfortably, so that it does not push your mask off at night. You have the option of 2 different materials as well. One side promotes air circulation for hot sleepers and the other side is designed to feel like your typical pillow.

The pillow has three layers of different materials. The top layer is memory foam, the middle is sturdy cotton, and the bottom is charcoal infused. The charcoal layer is designed to neutralize odors, so that your pillow always smells fresh and clean.

The multiple layers are great for support. If you often wake up with stiff neck or shoulders, then this product might be able to help you overcome that.

Top Features:

  • Three layers that provide reliable support
  • Charcoal infusion prevents bad odors
  • Your choice of memory foam or traditional pillow materials for sleeping

This one size fits all pillow is designed to prevent your mask from leaking at night. It is soft and comfy, but also strong enough to give your neck the support it needs to not feel stiff the following morning.

The brand says that you should put another pillow underneath this Mars Wellness Pillow for CPAP Side Sleepers, so that your head is elevated correctly while you sleep. We think that you should be able to use a CPAP pillow on its own, although this is still a decent product for side sleepers.

Top Features:

  • Made with memory foam to give you support
  • Prevents leaks and allows you to loosen your mask a bit
  • Also comfy for side and back sleepers, in addition to side sleepers
CPAP Pillow with Cooling Mesh Pillow Case is meant to contour to your head, so that you can rest easily, no matter what sleeping position that you prefer. This is another pillow that has two different thickness levels depending on the side you are using, meaning you will be able to find something that suits you.

The brand also says that the pillow includes airflow support. That way, you will not get too warm or feel sweaty while you sleep. There is no need to refill the pillow or stuff it when you get it. It comes already set up, so you can start using it as soon as it arrives at your home.

It comes with a removable foam pad that you can use to adjust the height of the pillow. This is useful if you have a difficult time finding pillows that allow your head and neck to rest comfortably when you are laying down.

Top Features:

  • Removable foam pad to adjust the size of the pillow
  • Airflow technology to keep you cooler
  • Memory foam for comfort and support
Scandvia CPAP Pillows for Side Sleepers is best for those who prefer memory foam over other materials. It is not as firm as some of the other pillows we listed here, but some people prefer that when they sleep. The pillow has a unique design that is great at preventing leaks and keeping you from getting sores from your CPAP machine.

If you often experience neck or back pain from sleeping poorly, this pillow can be an option for you to prevent that from happening in the future. It is designed to reduce neck pain from awkward sleeping positions and keeps your spine aligned comfortably while you are asleep.

The brand also offers replacement options if something is wrong with your pillow. If you do not like the way it feels to use, then the brand will even send you a refund. The customer service is high-quality, so you will not need to have any worries when you purchase this product.

Top Features:

  • The design is made to reduce neck and back pain
  • Less firm with more memory foam, for comfortable sleep
  • The unique shape prevents sores and pressure on your face from your mask

The shape Coisum Back Sleeper Cervical CPAP Pillow is made to support back sleepers, but anyone can use it comfortably. The pillow is between soft and firm, so that you get the comfort and support that you need while sleeping.

It is a great option for those who sink into softer pillows, but feel stiff after using firm ones. The pillow is filled with memory foam and can contour to the shape of your body. It is also perfect for those who are sensitive to chemicals, as the memory foam is chemical free.

The unique design allows for the pillow to have good airflow and the brand states that their pillow case is made to be breathable.

If you tend to sleep hot, this combination would be best for you. The pillow case is also easy to remove and wash, despite the shape of the pillow. The design even features two different heights on either side, so that you can find the height that works better for the shape of your head and neck.

Top Features:

  • Medium stiffness with memory foam
  • Very breathable and great airflow designs
  • Unique shape makes it perfect for any type of sleeper
  • Easy to clean and take care of

The material used in BALIBETOV CPAP Pillow for Side Sleepers includes soft memory foam, allowing you to feel the pillow conforming to your body when you lay on your side. It helps to keep your spine and neck aligned, reducing that stiff feeling you might get when you wake up.

This pillow is made to be soft and still supportive for the extra weight of your CPAP mask. Depending on how high you need your pillow to be to be comfortable, you might need to add another standard pillow underneath it.

Some users feel that the pillow is too thin and does not give them the support they want. However, it is still a quality pillow that works great if you have to wear a CPAP machine at night. It gives you ample room to sleep comfortably without the seal on your mask opening.

Top Features:

  • Prevents you from feeling stiff when you wake up in the morning, as it keeps your neck in place
  • Soft memory foam material
  • Prevents your CPAP mask from leaking air and waking you up at night

Final Thoughts

Those were our thoughts on the 7 best pillows for CPAP users in 2020. We hope that you found something that will work for your sleeping style and what you prefer in a pillow.

All of these designs work well with CPAP machines, you should be able to find one that suits your needs from this list. They all have great quality features, so we cannot recommend them enough for CPAP users. Thanks for reading and as always, breathe easy my friend.

Written by:

John Landry, BS, RRT

John Landry is a registered respiratory therapist from Memphis, TN, and has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. He enjoys using evidence-based research to help others breathe easier and live a healthier life.


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