Many orthodontists, implantologists, dentists, and chiropractors suggest the Open Spaces™ Pillow to allow patients to sleep better and be more comfortable when experiencing facial pain due to side head pressure during sleep.
You may also experience facial pain from devices used to treat sleep disorders. Doctors who know sleep medicine may be pulmonologists (specializing in lungs), neurologists (the brain), otolaryngologists (the ears, nose, and throat), psychiatry (mental health), or primary care physicians such as internists or family practitioners. They often suggest the Open Spaces™ Pillow to allow patients to sleep better and be more comfortable while undergoing treatment. CPAP and BiPAP therapy are extremely effective forms of treatment for various forms of Sleep Apnea when used in compliance with doctors orders. However, non-compliance is a big issue. It has been estimated that over 65% of patients use the machine for a maximum of just 4 hours per night when it should be used for the duration of sleep.
Discomfort is a major factor contributing to non-compliance. During side sleeping or stomach sleeping, the mask presses and rubs against the patient’s face, which leads to discomfort and can also distort the mask, causing leaks and exacerbating the problem of non-compliance.
"Until you sent one to me, I had been using two pillows, inconveniently, with my facebow lying in the gap between them. The pillow, with its slot, disposed of these problems and is a credit to its inventor and marketer.
Not to put too fine a point on it, it should, arguably, be recommended to any orthodontic patient put in orthodontic headgear. “– Jon Millard, Australia
Open Spaces™ special pillows for a more comfortable night’s sleep with facial pain.