Common Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PILLOW AID (FAQ’S)

1. WHAT MAKES PILLOW AID SO DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER PRODUCT DESIGNED TO ADDRESS SLEEP PROBLEMS FOR SIDE AND STOMACH SLEEPERS?

PILLOW AID IS THE FIRST (AND ONLY) SLEEP PRODUCT DESIGNED TO FULLY ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD IN THE SLEEP EQUATION. PILLOW AID IS DESIGNED TO COMPLETELY ELIMINATE THIS WEIGHT. THIS IS CRITICAL FOR A SIDE, ARM, OR STOMACH SLEEPER. 

PILLOW AID IS REVOLUTIONARY IN DESIGN: IT IS A SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT TUBE (4.75″ X 5″, AND 3.7 OUNCES) , WITH BUILT-IN FLEX, MEANT TO BE PRIMARILY WORN ON THE ARM (JUST ABOVE THE ELBOW) OF THE SIDE OR STOMACH SLEEPER. IT HAS AN INTERNAL CIRCUMFERENCE OF OVER 14.9″, WHICH ACCOMMODATES VIRTUALLY ALL UPPER ARMS. PILLOW AID’S DESIGN CHANGES THE WAY ARM AND SHOULDER SLEEP PAIN AND DISCOMFORT IS ADDRESSED.

ONE VERY ATTRACTIVE WAY THAT PILLOW AID IS  DIFFERENT FROM ITS COMPETITION IS ITS LOW PRICE: AT $10.99, IT IS A FRACTION OF THE PRICE OF OTHER PILLOW-PAIN REMEDIES…WHICH CAN RUN AS MUCH AS $100 – $125.  AND, IT CARRIES A LIFETIME WARRANTY.

BECAUSE PILLOW AID IS NOT A PILLOW, IT HAS A VARIETY OF ALTERNATE APPLICATIONS. IT CAN BE USED FOR A NECK STRETCH/DECOMPRESSION EXERCISE; IT CAN BE PLACED UNDER THE ARM PIT AREA (WITH A PILLOW ON IT) FOR SOLID SHOULDER SUPPORT WHILE LAYING ON YOUR SIDE WHILE READING OR WATCHING TV. AND IT CAN BE USED UNDER A PILLOW AS A HEAD SUPPORT WHILE READING OR WATCHING TV. AS TIME GOES ON, PEOPLE ARE DISCOVERING MORE AND MORE USES FOR PILLOW AID.

PILLOW AID DOES NOT REPLACE YOUR PILLOW…IT WORKS WITH IT. REMEMBER: IT’S NOT A PILLOW…IT’S PILLOW AID!

2. WHAT PROBLEMATIC ROLE DOES  HEAD WEIGHT PLAY DURING SLEEPING?

THE AVERAGE HEAD WEIGHS 10 LBS…25% MORE THAN A GALLON OF MILK! IT CAN WEIGH AS MUCH AS 12 LBS…50% MORE THAN A GALLON OF MILK!! WITH THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD CONSTANTLY AND CONTINUOUSLY BEARING DOWN...THROUGH YOUR PILLOW... ON YOUR ARM AND SHOULDER, THE PRESSURE IT CREATES QUICKLY CAUSES A VARIETY OF DISCOMFORT AND PAIN PROBLEMS FOR THE SIDE OR STOMACH SLEEPER.

UP TO 70% OF SLEEPERS ARE SIDE SLEEPERS, WHO OFTEN SLEEP WITH THEIR ARM UNDER THE PILLOW (KNOWN AS “ARM” SLEEPNG). PILLOW AID KEEPS THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD “UP” AND OFF OF THE SLEEPER’S ARM AND SHOULDER. ADDITIONALLY, SLEEP EXPERTS RECOMMEND THAT THE HEAD SHOULD BE PARALLEL WITH THE SPINE DURING SLEEP. PILLOW AID, WITH A PILLOW ON TOP OF IT, CREATES THIS CORRECT SPINAL ALIGNMENT. SO, IT KEEPS THE HEAD ALIGNED WITH THE SPINE, AND IT REMOVES ITS WEIGHT FROM THE ARM AND SHOULDER FOR THE SIDE SLEEPER.

REMEMBER: ARM AND SHOULDER SLEEP PAIN GOT YOU DOWN? KEEP YOUR HEAD UP…PILLOW AID.

3. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY SIDE OR STOMACH SLEEPING THAT ARE HELPED BY PILLOW AID?

ONE MAJOR PROBLEM IS PARESTHESIA, OR THE UNCOMFORTABLE SENSATION OF THE ARM FALLING ASLEEP (ALSO CALLED “DEAD ARM”). THIS IS THE NUMBNESS AND THE PINS AND NEEDLES PAIN SENSATION CAUSED BY THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD, WHICH  CREATES PRESSURE ON THE ARM AND SHOULDER FOR THE SIDE OR STOMACH SLEEPER. PARESTHESIA IS OFTEN THOUGHT OF AS A NERVE SIGNALLING PROBLEM. PILLOW AID GREATLY REDUCES AND CAN EVEN COMPLETELY ELIMINATE THIS PROBLEM. THE DISCOMFORT PARESTHESIA CAUSES OFTEN  WAKES A PERSON UP DURING SLEEP. BY CONTROLLING FOR THIS PROBLEM, PILLOW AID HELPS THE SIDE AND STOMACH SLEEPER STAY ASLEEP.

MANY PEOPLE WHO SLEEP ON THEIR SIDE OR STOMACH WILL CAUSE A CUT-OFF OF BLOOD CIRCULATION TO THE ARM AND SHOULDER. LIKE WITH PARESTHESIA, THIS CAUSES ARM NUMBNESS AND A PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION . THIS, TOO, IS KNOWN AS THE ARM “FALLING ASLEEP” (ALSO CALLED “DEAD ARM”). THIS CIRCULATION PROBLEM IS DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD BEARING DOWN THROUGH THE PILLOW ON THE SLEEPER’S ARM AND SHOULDER. PILLOW AID CAN COMPLETELY ELIMINATE THIS CIRCULATION CUF-OFF ISSUE. IT IS TERRIFIC FOR THE “ARM” SLEEPER…ONE WHO SIDE-SLEEPS WITH HIS/HER ARM UNDER THE PILLOW, DIRECTLY UNDER THE HEAD. PILLOW AID KEEPS THE ARM COMPLETELY FREE FROM THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD, WHICH IS THE MAIN CULPRIT OF THIS CIRCULATION PROBLEM. PILLOW AID CREATES AN IDEAL CONDITION FOR THE SIDE SLEEP TO FALL AND STAY ASLEEP.

MANY  PEOPLE HAVE ONGOING ROTATOR CUFF SHOULDER PROBLEMS. FOR SIDE OR STOMACH SLEEPERS, THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD BEARING DOWN…THROUGH A PILLOW…ON THE SHOULDER CAN WORSEN ROTATOR CUFF DISCOMFORT AND PAIN, WHICH  INTERFERES WITH SLEEP. PILLOW AID HAS BEEN SHOWN TO GREATLY REDUCE THIS ADDED DISCOMFORT, AND MAKE IT EASIER TO FALL AND STAY ASLEEP.

PEOPLE ALSO STRUGGLE WITH A PROBLEM KNOWN AS FROZEN SHOULDER. SIDE OR STOMACH SLEEPING CAN EXPERIENCE PAIN, DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD BEARING DOWN…THROUGH A PILLOW… ON THE SHOULDER. PILLOW AID CAN GREATLY REDUCE THE SLEEP PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PRESSURE.

MANY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM A VARIETY OF CHRONIC PAIN CONDITIONS. IF THEY ARE SIDE OR STOMACH SLEEPERS, THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD ONLY “PILES ON” TO THIS PAIN, BY CAUSING ADDITIONAL UNCOMFORTABLE PRESSURE ON THE ARM AND SHOULDER. PILLOW AID MAKES NO CLAIM IN TERMS OF HELPING THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF PAIN. IT DOES, HOWEVER, HELP REDUCE ADDITIONAL PAIN AND DISCOMFORT, AND HELPS TO CREATE A BETTER CHANCE TO FALL AND STAY ASLEEP.

MANY PEOPLE JUST HAVE A VERY DIFFICULT TIME FALLING AND STAYING ASLEEP (INSOMNIA). FOR STOMACH AND SIDE SLEEPERS, THE PRESSURE CREATED BY THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD ON THE ARM AND SHOULDER ONLY MAKES MATTERS WORSE AS THEY TRY TO DRIFT OFF TO SLEEP. PILLOW AID CAN HELP CONTROL FOR THIS, AND KEEP IT OUT OF THE SLEEP EQUATION.

MANY PEOPLE EXPERIENCE NECK PAIN FROM NOT HAVING THEIR HEADS ALIGNED IN PARALLEL WITH THEIR SHOULDERS DURING SLEEP. PILLOW AID, USED IN CONJUCTION WITH A PILLOW, CAN ACHIEVE THIS DESIRED SLEEP POSITION ALIGNMENT. AND SOME PEOPLE MAY SNORE DUE TO NOT HAVING THEIR HEADS ALIGNED AND PARALLEL WITH THEIR SHOULDERS DURING SLEEP. PILLOW AID, USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PILLOW, MAY HELP TO RELIEVE THIS PROBLEM, TOO.

4. WHAT IS PILLOW AID’S WARRANTY?

WITHIN ITS NORMAL AND INTENDED USE, PILLOW AID CARRIES A LIFETIME WARRANTY. A REPLACEMENT WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON REQUEST. JUST CONTACT US FOR MAILING INSTRUCTIONS AT WWW.PILLOWAID.COM.

5. HOW IS PILLOW AID PRIMARILY USED?

THE USER OF PILLOW AID SLIPS THE TUBE UP HIS/HER ARM, TO JUST ABOVE THE ELBOW. THEN ANY PILLOW (OR COMBINATION OF PILLOWS) IS PLACED ON TOP OF THE PRODUCT. SOME PEOPLE MAY WANT TO USE MORE PILLOWS (AROUND OR UNDER THEM) AS THEY SIDE OR STOMACH SLEEP. WHATEVER PILLOW…OR COMBINATION OF PILLOWS…FEELS BEST WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH PILLOW AID DEPENDS UPON THE NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL USER. PILLOW AID’S INTERNAL CIRCUMFERENCE ACCOMMODATES MOST UPPER ARMS.

6. CAN PILLOW AID BE USED IN ANY OTHER WAY?

FOR A PERSON SLEEPING ON HIS/HER BACK, PILLOW AID CAN BE PLACED UNDER A PILLOW…FOR EXTRA HEAD/NECK SUPPORT. IT CAN ALSO BE USED AS EXTRA SUPPORT UNDER A PILLOW OR PILLOWS FOR A PERSON READING OR WATCHING TV IN BED.

SOME SIDE OR STOMACH SLEEPERS (ESPECIALLY THOSE FOR WHOM IT DOESN’T FIT ON THE UPPER ARM) MAY WANT TO USE PILLOW AID IN THE CROOK OF HER/HIS BENT ARM…THEN PLACE A PILLOW (OR PILLOWS) ON TOP. PILLOW AID WILL EFFECTIVELY DO  ITS JOB TO TAKE THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD OUT OF THE SLEEP EQUATION.

WHEN SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH, PILLOW AID CAN BE USED BELOW THE ELBOW, ON THE FOREARM, WITH A PILLOW ON TOP OF IT. IT WILL KEEP THE ARM FROM GOING NUMB WHILE SLEEPING IN THIS POSITION.

IF YOUR NECK NEEDS TO BE STRETCHED, PILLOW AID CAN BE USED WITHOUT A PILLOW (CONSULT WITH YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BEFORE USING PILLOW AID IN THIS MANNER). WITH PILLOW AID PLACED AT THE BASE OF THE NECK, YOU CAN GENTLY ROCK YOUR HEAD BACK, TOWARD THE SURFACE YOU ARE LAYING ON, CREATING THE DESIRED STRETCH TO HELP RELIEVE NECK PAIN. USING PILLOW AID IN THIS MANNER WILL CAUSE IT TO FLEX CONSIDERABLY; IT CAN EASILY BE RESHAPED BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL ROUNDNESS.

IF YOU ARE WATCHING TV ON YOUR SIDE, WITH YOUR ARM SUPPORTING YOUR HEAD, PILLOW AID CAN BE USED UNDER THE ARM PIT AREA (WITH A SMALL PILLOW). IT WILL SUPPORT YOUR SHOULDER, KEEPING IT FROM SAGGING AND CAUSING PAIN.

7.  DOES PILLOW AID HAVE TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT TO BE EFFECTIVE?

NOT NECESSARILY. MANY PEOPLE MUST FALL ASLEEP IN A CERTAIN SIDE OR STOMACH POSITION. WHEN THAT SLEEP POSITION CAUSES CIRCULATION CUT-OFF OR OTHER SLEEP-PAIN PROBLEMS…THUS MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO FALL ASLEEP…PILLOW AID CAN BE USED DURING THAT TIME. IT WILL CREATE THE CONDITIONS NECESSARY TO FALL ASLEEP WITHOUT PAIN INTERFERENCE. ONCE ASLEEP, IF THE USER THEN “FLIPS” (MOST PEOPLE DO), AND DOESN’T HAVE THE SAME PAIN/DISCOMFORT ISSUES WITH THE OTHER ARM/SHOULDER, IT CAN BE REMOVED. OF COURSE, IT CAN BE REPOSITIONED, AS NEEDED, THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.

8. CAN PILLOW AID LOSE ITS SHAPE?

PILLOW AID IS A SMALL, ROUND TUBE, SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO “OVALIZE” WHILE IN USE…DUE TO ITS BUILT- IN ABILITY TO FLEX.  PILLOW AID  “GIVES” WHEN THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD BEARS DOWN ON THE ARM AND SHOULDER THROUGH THE PILLOW OF YOUR CHOICE. IT IS DESIGNED TO HAVE THIS FLEX, BUT TO CONTINUOUSLY AND FULLY SUPPORT THE HEAD AND ELIMINATE ITS WEIGHT FROM THE SLEEP EQUATION. IN ITS VARIOUS APPLICATIONS, PILLOW AID CAN “GIVE” QUITE A BIT, BUT IT CAN EASILY BE RESHAPED BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL ROUNDNESS.

 9. WILL PILLOW AID HELP WITH SNORING?

PILLOW AID MIGHT HELP TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE SNORING. BECAUSE PILLOW AID WORKS TO KEEP THE HEAD PROPERLY ALIGNED AND  PARALLEL WITH THE SHOULDERS DURING SIDE SLEEPING, IT CREATES AN IDEAL CONDITION FOR AIR TO PASS FREELY FROM THE LUNGS AND BACK. SLEEP EXPERTS MAINTAIN THAT A PROPER HEAD-TO-SHOULDERS ALIGNMENT REDUCES NECK PAIN AND SNORING. PILLOW AID CERTAINLY WON’T CONTRIBUTE TO MAKE AN EXISTING SNORING PROBLEMS WORSE.

10. AGAIN, WHAT MAKES PILLOW AID DIFFERENT?

PILLOW AID IS NOT A PILLOW. IT IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO WORK WITH PILLOWS. IT IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD FROM THE SLEEP EQUATION. IT GIVES THE USER THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE WHATEVER PILLOW (OR PILLOWS) THEY WANT TO USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH PILLOW AID.

11. WHAT IS PILLOW AID MADE FROM?

PILLOW AID IS NOT DERIVED FROM A SIMPLE PLASTIC PRODUCT, LIKE PVC. INSTEAD, IT IS MADE FROM HDPE (HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE). THIS IS A STRONG (SIGNIFICANT TENSILE STRENGTH), LIGHTWEIGHT (LIGHTER THAN WATER), FLEXIBLE THERMOPLASTIC. IT IS FDA APPROVED FOR FOOD CONTAINER USAGE, AND HAS BEEN TESTED AND FOUND TO HAVE A VERY LOW CHANCE OF CAUSING SKIN IRRITATION. A GREAT DEAL OF THOUGHT WENT INTO CHOOSING THE RIGHT MATERIAL FOR PILLOW AID.

12. IS PILLOW AID VERSATILE?

YES…VERY MUCH SO. PILLOW AID IS SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT, FLEXIBLE, DURABLE, AND STRONG. IT IS  EASILY TRANSFERABLE FROM ONE ARM TO THE OTHER. WHILE DESIGNED TO BE PLACED UP THE ARM,  IT CAN ALSO BE USED IN FRONT OF THE ARM, BEHIND THE ARM, OR BEHIND THE NECK…IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PILLOW OR PILLOWS. IT CAN EASILY BE CARRIED FROM THE BED TO THE SOFA, AND IT CAN BE EASILY PACKED FOR TRAVEL IN A SUITCASE OR A SMALL TRAVEL BAG. IT IS ONLY 4.5″ X 5″, AND WEIGHS ONLY 3.7 OUNCES. AND IT HAS A LOT OF ALTERNATE PHYSICAL THERAPY-RELATED APPLICATIONS.

13. HOW IS PILLOW AID CLEANED?

 PILLOW AID IS CLEANED WITH A DAMP RAG AND DETERGENT. IT IS EASY TO KEEP SANITARY (ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN CLINICAL SETTINGS).

14. HOW DOES PILLOW AID COMPARE IN COST TO OTHER PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR  SIDE AND STOMACH SLEEPERS?

PILLOW AID IS AN ABSOLUTE BARGAIN AT $10.99. MOST OTHER PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO HELP STOMACH AND SIDE SLEEPERS COST ANYWHERE FROM $40 TO $125. AND, PILLOW AID COMPLETELY ELIMINATES THE PROBLEM OF THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD FROM THE SLEEP EQUATION. NO OTHER PRODUCT CAN MAKE THIS CLAIM.

15. CAN I GET MY MONEY BACK?

DURING THE FIRST 60 DAYS AFTER PURCHASE, IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH OUR PRODUCT, JUST RETURN IT; WE WILL GLADLY REFUND YOUR MONEY. JUST CONTACT US AT WWW.PILLOWAID.COM FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

16. WHY DOES PILLOW AID USE THE SLOGAN: “ARM AND SHOULDER PAIN GOT YOU DOWN? KEEP YOUR HEAD UP…PILLOW AID”?

THIS IS (HOPEFULLY) OUR CLEVER WAY OF ADDRESSING SLEEP PROBLEMS. WHEN A PERSON DOESN’T GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP, THEY CAN EXPERIENCE A VARIETY OF PROBLEMS, WHICH CAN CONTRIBUTE TO FEELING  “DOWN”. PILLOW AID IS DESIGNED TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD “UP”…OFF OF THE ARM AND SHOULDER. PILLOW AID CAN HELP MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER, OR “UP”, INSTEAD OF “DOWN”.