memory foam contour pillow causing sinus/allergy problems

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/2/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I invested in a nice contour memory foam pillow this past weekend and have been sleeping on it 4 nights now and well I noticed this significant increase in my sinus congestion and I wasn't sure if the pillow was to blame. I am almost sure it is but I am curious as to if anyone else has experienced this due to a flatter pillow or contour pillow. I have fibromyalgia and my neck and back pain is horrible but just sleeping on this pillow provides such a relief it's just I have been walking around as though I have a cold. I have just read about gases that are emitted from the pillow when you first buy it, I am hoping maybe it is the gases and they will dissipate with use? Or is it because my head is tilted slightly with a contour pillow. For as long as I can remember I've been sleeping with 2 pillows at night to allow me to breath, I already sleep with breathe Right strips every night. Any similiar experiences or advice? Thanks.

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 8/3/2007 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry you are having problems with the memory foam.  When we bought ours, we were told that there would be a slight odor for a few days.  The odor did go away and I hope by the time you read this, you will have relief. 

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/28/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   

This message is for you , Auroara. It could be that you would have extra congestion no matter what lower pillow you slept on. I have the same pillow and I have trouble with my sinuses too. But I have had sinus problems for a long time. I really do not think it is the pillow, but the height of the pillow.

to: Knickers71UK. I also have vertigo and have dealt with it for 15 years. have you tried taking Par sley Capsules?Parsley is a natural dieuretic and will pull the fluid from your inner ear. I do not know what type of vertigo you have. Are you dizzy when you move your head? Does it come and go? I have found that doctors are not alot of help with vertigo. they want to give you antivert and other drugs like valium. The best thing is to get off salt and only take in about 2,000 milligrams a day. Also take the parsley if you are experiencing vertigo . 2 capsules and then if that does not do it, take 2 more. You can drink gatorade to restore your electrolytes. You can get parsley at any health food store. Hope this helps.


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