Help a special snowflake sleep
March 18, 2014 2:45 PM Subscribe
I can't fall asleep comfortably unless my head is elevated above my pillow. Is there a pillow that will solve this, or another standard solution?
posted by capricorn to Shopping (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I like to sleep on my front, with my head turned to one side, but if I sleep directly on my pillow, breathing is more difficult and uncomfortable, and my ear creates a seal with the pillow which is also uncomfortable. Currently, I sleep with a stuffed animal and I put my head on the animal's head to elevate it slightly. I don't sleep with the stuffed animal for sentimental reasons anymore, so I'd be happy to simplify this problem by using a different type of pillow, or something that's specifically made for people who have this problem.
This issue is only related to falling asleep; I often wake up in a different position than I fell asleep, and the stuffed animal doesn't always stay under my head. I don't think this is medical (sleep apnea or similar). It's just a comfort thing.