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Does cervical pillows help sleep apnea ?

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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Cervical pillows

It depends upon the body position that causes the most apneas.
For many people, sleeping on their backs allows their jaws and tongue to drop back as gravity takes over the relaxed muscles and cause a blockage of the airway- often noted with snoring. So while the pillow may provide cervical support, it might better be used by lying on one's side, if that is possible.

In brief: Cervical pillows

It depends upon the body position that causes the most apneas.
For many people, sleeping on their backs allows their jaws and tongue to drop back as gravity takes over the relaxed muscles and cause a blockage of the airway- often noted with snoring. So while the pillow may provide cervical support, it might better be used by lying on one's side, if that is possible.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics

In brief: No

No see a pulmonary md.

In brief: No

No see a pulmonary md.
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
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