I am almost a year post op acdf surgery and for the most part had a very good recovery. Of course had the usual swallowing issues initially but for the most part I considered the surgery a total,success. Pain gone and only had to use meds for about 2 weeks post op. However, recently I have been waking up gasping for air and, according to my husband, snoring like a bear. I have not had much luck finding the right pillow and neck support and my quality of sleep has diminished. Anyone have suggestions?Look at the following sections in Spine-HealthSleepDifferent types of pillows
Also, since you mentioned about your snoring and then waking up gasping for air, those are just some signs of sleep apnea. Have you ever had this situation before your surgery?
Perhaps a sleep study might be something you should look into.
-- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator 09/10/15 10:57est