Tips for Changing Your Nasal Pillow

Nasal pillows are in direct contact with the nostril, so it is important to keep them clean and in good working order. Medicare and most insurances cover replacement pillows twice per month. Pillows vary by manufacturer, but the instructions below can serve as a general guide for proper use.

Attaching the Pillow:

  • To attach a pillow, pinch the sides so it flexes inward (Figure 1).
  • With the pillow flexed inward, place the opening over the tubing post on the frame (Figure 2).
  • Push the ends of the pillow into the frame so the round nubs on the pillow cushion fill the circles on the right side of the frame and then on the left side of the frame (Figure 3). Massage the pillow into place.

Nasal pillows, provided by American HomePatient, are in direct contact with the nostril, so it is important to keep them clean and in good working order. Medicare and most insurance cover replacement pillows twice per month. Pillows vary by manufacturer, but the instructions below can serve as a general guide for proper use.

Removing the Pillow:

To remove the pillow, grab one side and peel it off the frame.