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Can you make a CPAP pillow?

Can You Make a CPAP PillowCan you make a CPAP pillow or should you purchase one in the store? Do you have trouble with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition that causes pauses in breathing while you sleep. Sometimes it can be a fatal disease.

A way of preventing this is buying a CPAP pillow, which will run you around sixty dollars. Now when you think about that it is a good investment.

What if I told you that you could make your own CPAP pillow for around three dollars? I know, that sounds great, right? Well here are the necessary steps you need to take to make your cost efficient CPAP pillow, without wasting sixty dollars.

You need to acquire some materials first, feel free to write them down.

1. Foam Rubber, 16 inches by 24 inches (choose a piece that is a little larger than this)
2. Scissors (so you can cut your Foam rubber into a 16 by 24 inch pillow)
3. A Marker (to show you were to cut, as to avoid mistakes)
4. Measuring Tape (also to ensure you have the exact measurement)

Make sure all materials used are able to make the right cuts, measurements, and can make a perfectly visible mark. Cut out your piece of foam rubber, 16 by 24 inches, using your tape measure and marker to make sure you get the proper measurement.

Lay the foam sheeting on your bed; lie with the back of your head directly on the pillow. Now make sure it reaches from the top of your head to your shoulders. Now have someone draw a line around your head, and finish where your neck goes.

Now mark the areas where your mask and tubing will lie. Cut it out and be extremely careful to do it properly (this method is for people sleeping on there back, if you want to sleep on your side then just mark your cheeks and neck instead of just neck ending).

Now just insert your tubing into the foam, and add the mask. Make sure that once you are done cutting out the hole in the pillow and inserting the tubes, that you sew it back up. Otherwise it will fall out during sleep When you are finished, test your work and see if it works for a short nap. If successful, you’ll have saved yourself a substantial amount of money, and will be able to answer yes when someone asks you, “Can you make a CPAP pillow?”