CNH Pillow - The Sleep Solution for Those With Chondrodermatitis

If you suffer from chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis (CNH), you know that it can be extremely painful and make it difficult to get a good night's sleep. But now there's hope in the form of a pillow specifically designed to provide relief for those with CNH.

The CNH Pillow is designed to cradle the affected ear and keep it elevated and supported in order to promote healing and prevent further irritation. The pillow can also be used to help protect the ear from further injury while sleeping.

So if you're looking for a way to get some much-needed rest and relief from your CNH, the CNH Pillow may be just what you need. Give it a try.

What Is Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis (CNH)?

Chondrodermatitis, also known as CNH, is a condition that affects the skin and underlying tissue of the ear.

It is characterized by a small, painful, hard bump on the outer ear. This painful bump or nodule can make it difficult to sleep on your side or wear headphones comfortably. It may be pink or red in color, and it may be covered with a crust of dead skin cells.

Man suffering from CNH, holding his ear in pain

Chondrodermatitis is most commonly caused by repetitive mini trauma to the skin, such as from squeezing or rubbing the ear e.g. by sleeping on a hard surface, wearing headphones, or simply using a phone. However, it can also be caused by infections, inflammatory disorders, and certain types of cancer.

CNH typically affects middle-aged and older adults and is more common in men than women. The condition is most often seen on the top or side of the ear, but can also occur on other parts of the body, such as the elbows or knees.

How Is CNH Diagnosed and What Is the Common Prognosis?

CNH is typically diagnosed via a physical examination and review of your medical history. Your doctor may also order tests, such as a skin biopsy, to rule out other conditions.

The prognosis for CNH is generally good. With proper treatment, the bumps and nodules associated with the condition will usually go away within a few weeks to months. However, in some cases, CNH can lead to permanent changes in the skin, such as scarring or pigment changes. In rare cases, CNH can also lead to skin cancer.

Please consult your doctor or healthcare professional for personalized medical advice should you experience any of these symptoms.

there are different treatment options for CNH, woman at doctor getting treatment against CNH

What Treatment Options Are Available for Chondrodermatitis CNH?

There are a few different treatment options available for chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis, some are self-care measures and others are medical therapies.

On the self-care side, you want to avoid any kind of pressure on the ear. At night the most common and effective treatment is to keep the affected ear elevated and supported. This can be done with the use of a CNH pillow. The pillow is specifically designed to cradle the ear and keep it elevated while you sleep. This allows air to flow over your ear which helps to promote healing and to prevent further irritation.


CNH Pillow is the best option for self-care treatment, CNH pillow with hole and hand on it


You also want to avoid any exposure of the ear to direct sun light in summer or very cold air in winter.

A doctor can help you with any medical treatment options like topical steroid creams or ointments to be applied to the affected area. This can help to reduce inflammation and pain. In more severe cases your doctor might use collagen, nitrogen, or Nitroglycerin. Laser therapies for removing the CNH-affected skin are also available but rather less often used.

If the above treatments are not effective, surgery may be an option. Surgery is typically reserved for cases that are resistant to other forms of treatment. The goal of surgery is to cut out the chondrodermatitis nodule and any damaged tissue. This can help to reduce pain and improve the appearance of the affected ear.

Please consult your doctor or healthcare professional for more information on treatments.

The CNH Pillow: How Can This Pillow Help Those With CNH Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

The CNH Pillow is a pillow specifically designed to provide relief for those suffering from chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis (CNH) and it is your best option for self-care treatment for a number of reasons.

First, the pillow is specifically designed to provide relief for those suffering from this condition. It is made to cradle the affected ear and keep it elevated and supported in order to promote healing and prevent further irritation.

Second, it is specifically designed for sleeping on your side and even on a CNH-affected ear. It is basically a pillow with a hole that avoids any pressure from the pillow on your ear.

Third, the CNH ear pillow will protect the ear from further injury while sleeping. This is important because one of the main ways that CNH can worsen is through repeated trauma and friction to the affected area.

See here the Hibermate Ear Pillow with a hole for use with CNH but also for other use cases when you need to reduce pressure on your ear. Once your CNH has been cured you can still turn it back into just a normal pillow. It comes with extra filling so you can get the level of support you need for deep, restful sleep. Just remove some stuffing from your ear pillow to provide the perfect firmness for your head and neck. 

Hibermate Ear Pillow to be used for CNH treatment, converts back to a regular pillow easily


The CNH pillow is the perfect sleep solution for those with chondrodermatitis. If you are suffering from this condition and have not been able to find relief through other methods, we recommend giving the CNH pillow a try. Not only will you get the best night’s sleep possible, but you may also see a substantial improvement in your symptoms. Don't suffer in silence - get the treatment you need to feel better!

For more information on treatments, please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.