The Original Pillow with a Hole™

The World's #1 CNH Ear Pillow

A lady sleeping comfortably on the original pillow with a hole version two

The Original P.W.A.H® was born from personal experience. 

We hope you get as much relief from them as we have. 

What is CNH (Chondrodermatitis) of the ear? 

CNH, also known as “Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis Chronica”, or “Winklers Disease”, is a pressure sore which forms on the ear. 

It can affect anyone of any age, but if you are over 55 and habitually sleep on your side, and especially if you sleep on one side only, you are more likely to develop it.

Why did I develop CNH on my ear?

CNH (Chondrodermatitis) is caused by friction, pressure and time acting against the skin of your ear. And as we age, our skin becomes less resilient and less able to quickly repair itself.

A lifetime of sleeping on your side with you pillow rubbing against your ear ultimately causes the skin to break down while the body’s ability to repair itself is outpaced. It simply cannot keep up with the nightly damage caused by the friction of the pillow rubbing against your ear.

This is how a pressure sore gradually forms.

A CNH ear pressure sore will initially look like a small red patch of skin. It will be warm, sore to the touch and may appear flaky. It is often misdiagnosed as skin cancer so make sure to seek out professional medical advice before doing anything else.

Over time, as pressure and friction continues to work against the ear, the skin continues to deteriorate and the severity of the pressure sore increases from grades one through four.

A CNH pressure sore is essentially the same as a bed sore, and as with a bed sore, the pressure must be removed in order for it to heal.

What are the current treatments for CNH?

The typically prescribed treatments remain steroid creams and surgery. Whether that be surgical excision or cryotherapy. These can be effective remedies, although in both cases you’re still left with a sore ear and you will still need to use your pillow at night. The fact of the matter is; is neither intervention addresses the root cause of the problem and recurrence rates remain stubbornly high.

You may well have experienced some of this for yourself. You may even have been referred here by your doctor. That’s great. We are not doctors and this isn’t a replacement for medical advice. We are people that had the same problem as you and found a very effective solution.

Which leads us on to…

What is a CNH Pillow?

A CNH Pillow is a pillow with an integrated ear hole that alleviates friction and pressure on the ear.

How does it work?

The Original P.W.A.H® is an effective treatment for CNH because you need to remove all friction and pressure from the ear in order for CNH to properly heal.

Conventional treatments simply do not address the root cause of the problem because night after night, your ear continues to rub against your pillow.

We all have to sleep with a pillow – that can’t be removed entirely – but a part of one can be removed. That is where our uniquely designed ear pillows come into play.

The Original P.W.A.H® is the result of almost 10 years of continuous customer feedback and development, and we continue to refine the formula with our patent pending designs to this day.

People can suffer for years with little relief from conventional approaches. However, when using The Original P.W.A.H®, you will feel immediate relief and after just a couple of weeks of use, your CNH should have resolved itself completely.

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    The Original P.W.A.H® V2

    Our newest and largest PWAH®. Based on 10 years of user feedback. Excellent for both short and long term use.

    $50.00$75.00 Select options
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    The Original P.W.A.H®

    Our longest serving and most enduringly popular design. Useful for so many things. It is truly "Your Ear's Best Friend®."

    $40.00$65.00 Select options
  • A waterproof pillow with a hole version two.

    The Waterproof & Wipe Clean P.W.A.H®

    Waterproof and wipe-clean. This PWAH® is perfect for those using creams and ointments, or those who find their pillow is often in the wash.

    $50.00$70.00 Select options
  • The travel pillow with a hole encased in a pillowcase and shown from an isometric perspective. You can clearly see the zip running around the edge.

    The Original Travel P.W.A.H®

    This Original Travel P.W.A.H® is portable, durable and comes with a stylish travel bag to protect it. Fits easily into carry-on luggage.

    $65.00$75.00 Select options
  • a high quality pillow that is made in England

    The Pillow Without A Hole™

    A luxurious full sized pillow. You spend over a third of your life in bed, so we spared no expense here.

    $40.00 Add to basket
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    The Original Leg Pillow with a Hole™

    Ideal for sciatica, back and leg pain. It reduces pressure on the lower body and promotes proper spinal alignment.

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    The Doughnut PWAH®

    The Doughnut PWAH® is compact, portable, and effective. Ideal for piercings or wearing earphones.

    $30.00$35.00 Select options
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    The Original Pillowcase with a Hole™ (Colours)

    Soft and silky and available in a variety of stunningly rich colours! These pillowcases fit The Original P.W.A.H® range of pillows.

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    The Original Pillowcase with a Hole™ V2

    Additional pillowcases for the Original P.W.A.H® V2 - Made from beautifully soft 100% cotton sateen.

    $40.00$90.00 Select options

The Original P.W.A.H® comes with a refund guarantee.

If you are not satisfied, return it to us within 14 days of receipt, in any condition, and we will refund you.

(But we’re sure you’ll love it)

Here are some resources over at which you may find useful, such as: 

Nutrition and CNH or The Pathology of a Pressure Sore.

And If you need to get in touch about anything at all, you can contact us below: