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You suffer from sleep apnea and chronic snoring and you’re looking for some relief.  You’ve heard people talk about anti-snoring pillows more specifically the Sona pillow but you’re not sure they actually work.  We’ve taken the liberty of giving you an objective review of what we were able to discover about the Sona pillow for snoring and mild sleep apnea by Brookstone.

The pillow is of course designed with the intent to help you sleep more comfortably and reduce your snoring and relieve any incidence of mild sleep apnea.  You’re supposed to wake up in the morning without feeling exhausted after using the Sona pillow.  What we discovered is that a good night’s sleep is more of a theory than an actual experience with this pillow.

The first thing you need to know is that if you’re a full-sized person with rather large forearms you’ll probably be frustrated with the sleeves of the pillow because your arms probably will not fit under the sleeves comfortably.  You’re only supposed to put your lower hand in the sleeve not your whole arm but even that can feel a bit confining.

The pillow is firm and odd-shaped.  You will not be able to use regular pillowcases and replacements run twenty bucks.  If you’re like most people who like to alternate the position in which they sleep, you’re virtually confined to your side all night once you stick your one arm through the sleeve.

The unusual shape of the Sona pillow forces you to sleep on your side.  This in turn forces your jaw to be positioned in such a way that it clears your airways and thus reduces your snoring.  If you’re traditionally a back or tummy sleeper the new sleeping position may be quite an adjustment with this pillow.  Just know in advance that the purpose of the pillow is to get you to sleep on your side because snoring and sleep apnea is more likely to occur in other positions.

I don’t know about you but who wants to have their head and nose crammed down into a pillow every night?  A pillow should not solve one problem and create another.  The pillow typically has about a one lifespan so expect the pillow to be flattened out after that point forcing you to shell out another $150.

No pillow should force the user to sleep in a certain position or make it nearly impossible to change positions.  This Sona pillow is known to exacerbate sleeping problems by causing neck, back and shoulder pain.  If you really want to experience a mock run through of what the pillow is like just get a standard pillow and sleep on your side with one arm underneath.  If this sleeping position is somewhat comfortable for you then you may want to proceed with the investment.

This is not a pillow that you want to buy and test out either unless your rolling in money.  At almost $150 with shipping and handling the Sona pillow is considered a personal item and if used at all it is not returnable for any reason.  You definitely want to be certain that the pillow will solve your snoring or sleep apnea problems before you buy.

I know you’re tired of sounding like a buzz saw at night and are looking for a solution short of getting surgery.  However, in good faith we cannot recommend the Sona pillow for snoring and mild sleep apnea relief.  Don’t buy into the hype that you’ve no doubt heard around this pillow and remember that if you do decide to buy that all sales are final.