CNH Pillow

Open Spaces CNH pillow helps you get a more restful night’s sleep



Our new Open Spaces CNH pillow is currently in development and we expect it to be available soon!

Our CNH pillow is not currently for sale.

Please check back to see when it is available.

Reduce or eliminate sleepless nights caused by the pressure of an ordinary pillow against ears that are tender and sore from Chondrodermatis Nodularis Helicis (CNH). The specially designed Open Spaces™ CNH pillow has a slot in the pillow which allows the ear to rest on air while the neck and shoulders are comfortably supported by the lower edge of the pillow.

Chondrodermatis Nodularis Helicis (CNH) is a painful condition of the external ear caused by pressure. This condition can be aggravated by sleeping on a regular pillow. Problems most frequently occur in people who sleep primarily on one side, and are also more common in elderly people, as the cartilage in the ear changes with age.

We think the adjustment to sleeping with CNH is made more difficult because pillows apply an uneven pressure on the patient’s ear when they sleep face down or on their side. It is difficult to change your preferred sleep position. Our pillow allows patients to sleep in their preferred positions and eases the pressure of the ear.

Open Spaces™ for CNH pillow cut out slot area reduces the pressure on the ear

Chondrodermatis Nodularis Helicis (CNH) pillow and CNH pillow

The Open Spaces™ for CNH pillow works because the cut out slot area reduces the pressure on the ear pressing against the pillow when a patient is positioned in a face down or face to the side position on the pillow. It can help anyone who is experiencing CNH pain and who’s primary sleep style is face down or side position. The Open Spaces™ for CNH pillow is recommended for face down and side style sleepers.

As with any pressure sore, the principal treatment for ear sores is removal of the pressure from the involved area, which is exactly what the Open Spaces™ for CNH pillow does. This treatment effectively eliminates the cause of the sore without sacrificing patient comfort, by allowing the patient to continue sleeping on the side.

What You Should Know About Pressure Sores on the Ears that an Open Spaces™ for CNH pillow can help

  • With any pressure sore, the principal treatment is removal of the pressure from the involved area.
  • Pressure sores on the ear typically occur in persons who sleep primarily on one side (either by habit or because of shoulder, neck, or arm pain).
  • Pressure sores on the ears are technically called Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis, or CNH.
  • Pressure sores occur on the most prominent parts of the ear  — the rim of the helix or the antihelix.
  • A pressure sore on the ear in the earliest stage may simply be a small, tender, red area.
  • Later stages of pressure sores on the ear appear as tender, red, warty papules, small punched-out ulcers, or even deep ulcerations extending to the cartilage.
  • Pressure sores on the ear may be mistaken for skin cancers, but skin cancers are rarely tender or painful.
  • The Open Spaces™ for CNH pillow is designed to treat CNH by eliminating the fundamental cause by removing the pressure from the external ear.
  • Pressure sores on the ear are most common in the elderly.
  • Pressure sores on the ear commonly recur after surgical treatment since the pressure on the ear remains if the patient continues to lie on the ear.

Our new Open Spaces CNH pillow is currently in development and we expect it to be available soon!

Our CNH pillow is not currently for sale.

Please check back to see when it is available.
Click here to learn more on how to care for your Open Spaces for CNH pillow.

Open Spaces™ CNH pillows for a more comfortable night’s sleep.


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