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Brand: Dr Dakota
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We introduced this Dr Dakota Neck Cushion primarily for CPAP and Non-invasive Ventilator users to help keep the chin supported to encourage nasal breathing and prevent the chin falling out of the bottom of the mask. It is a good alternative to chin straps, which don't suit everyone as in some people they can cause the jaw to fall backwards, thus making the apnoeas worse.
This should also help many snorers, but please note we never encourage people to treat their snoring without also investigating to see if the cause of snoring is sleep apnoea, which is dangerous if untreated!
This Neck Cushion/Chin Support is unique in that, unlike most neck cushions/collars it only has the bulk of the cushion at the front, ensuring it is more comfortable when lying down. The back has a comfortable adjustable thin strip to secure the neck cushion in place.
We at the charity have been trialling it (like we do with all of our products before releasing them) and one of our trustees has a serious neck injury, but she found it caused no more discomfort that she already lives with, and if anything it offered her extra support by preventing her neck falling forwards during sleep.
Keeping the chin supported has many positives, for which this product can help with, for both mask users and general snorers:-
This Dr Dakota neck cushion has an added benefit for travelling, and whilst it does not claim to stop the apnoeas, it may help minimise them at times when it's not practical or possible to use CPAP, such as on short flights or car journeys etc. It could quite well stop or minimise the snoring, and prevent a stiff neck.
Made of Memory Foam, with washable, anti-microbial, mite resistent, patented Jacquard Velvet covering.
The large size appears to be the most common and is supplied in blue only. It is designed for those who have a longer neck rather than short or thick.
The regular size comes in either blue or red and is more suitable for children and adults with a shorter neck.
* It is the height of the neck that is more important than the width, as 2 different sized straps are supplied. When measuring the length of your neck, bear in mind that that the front of the cushion needs fit fairly snugly to fill the gap between the neck and collar bone to prevent the lower jaw dropping, and thus encourage nasal breathing. The outer height of the neck cushion is larger than the inner.
If you snore very loud even with your mouth closed, then this product may not work for you. Please investigate whether your snoring is actually sleep apnoea, which is dangerous if untreated - see this article 'What Is Sleep Apnoea?'
The following video is presented by Jason, a world reknowned USA Sleep Tech showing the positive benefits of this product. However, before watching, please bear in mind that the Dr Dakota Neck Cushion does NOT claim this product will cure sleep apnoea, and has responsibly re-vamped the new packaging boxes which in future will say "Snoring & CPAP Accessory." There is also a full page on their website warning about sleep apnoea.
I bought this to keep my mouth shut at night. It is very comfortable and easy to fit. It does the job very well. My AHI is consistently under 3 now.I do have use a microfibre square (like a flannel) tucked under the strap so that is over the top and under it, full width, otherwise velcro band irritates neck. I would not hesitate to buy this again.
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Sorry but it doesn't work for me.... My mouth always open during the night..... Thanks!
Don't be sorry, as unfortunately not everything works for everyone, but we're delighted to hear how much the FitLife mask is working for you on your other review 😊
This cushion has helped enormously with stopping my mouth escaping from the mask, I have a much better sleep. I just have a little trouble putting the strap in, have to feel what I'm doing .
I bought the regular model, but I think I really need the large one, which wasn't available. This limits it's effectiveness. The device is much more comfortable than a chin strap. I feel that the product needs a bit more development, but it's certainly a good idea.
It's frustrating we don't have the large size Ian for those that need it, but we're in the early stages of development to help people.
I have this product now a couple of weeks. The first week or so the issue was with me and not the product as in I don't like items around my neck/ face (getting used to a CPAP mask was a challenge). But the last 3 nights I have fallen asleep with the cushion in place and these are my observations. Because it is keeping my mouth shut first of all I'm not getting a dry mouth. So I'm not waking up with a dry mouth and therefore not drinking water which would mean further broken sleep due to a later trip to the bathroom. So 3 nights of unbroken sleep. The other observation is with my mouth being closed it has vastly reduced leaks and therefore I am getting the benefit of my CPAP. The product is well made and yes a little fiddly with the strap but this should be an issue if you don't have arthritis etc. My only regret is not getting it sooner.
So pleased to read this review and to read how much better you're sleeping now. The other important issue you raise is that you persevered and just didn't give up after the 1st night. This is the same with bed pillows, which often take a few nights to get used to them. Great news Phil😊
I use a full face mask and was getting terrible dry mouth, which was waking me up throughout the night. Have used the Dr Dakota neck cushion for 2 weeks now and it is a complete revelation. Virtually no more dry mouth, and have been getting much better sleeps. What a fantastic product! Highly recommended.
This is great to hear Peter 🙂
I bought this for use with my nasal pillow to keep my mouth shut, it works great and stops mouth leaks and dry mouth, but im finding some of my teeth are very sore in the mornings, i never had problems with grinding before so im not sure why this is happening.
Sorry to hear this as sore teeth isn't something we've come across. We did try to email you to help but have not had a response so far, so hope you do catch our email with a view to helping you further. Sometimes, just like with a new bed pillow or similar, people can get a few aches and pains when they're sleeping in better positions (same with the jaw) but hopefully with not hearing from you, your teeth have settled down now 🤞🤞
This has worked so well for me ! It keeps my mouth closed but is really comfortable. Have been sleeping right through the night since I bought this with no dry mouth and no mask leaks due to my jaw dropping. Cannot believe the difference this has made to me . I thought it was a bit expensive but is worth every penny . Colours are a bit bright but it is well made and fully adjustable. It doesn’t have to be tight either . Can recommend this to anyone who is a mouth breather .
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That's great to hear Carole 🙂
excellent product which I gave to a friend who finds it really helped her.
Good for dry mouth using cpap machine. Did nothing for my apnea.
Good to hear that it's helped with your dry mouth, which is what is hoped will happen for many people by keeping the chin supported. The cushion is not advertised to treat apnoeas, although in some cases it has been proven to help, but never a replacement for CPAP.
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