Positioner–a method for preventing sleep apnea

  title={Positioner–a method for preventing sleep apnea},
  author={Helena Loord and E. Hultcrantz},
  journal={Acta Oto-Laryngologica},
  pages={861 - 868}
  • Helena Loord, E. Hultcrantz
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Acta Oto-Laryngologica
  • Conclusions. A ‘Positioner’ preventing sleeping on the back can effectively reduce obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but not always snoring for patients with long-term OSA. By preference, the device should be used for younger snorers without OSA as a training tool to avoid sleeping on the back. Instructions and support by a nurse are necessary for compliance. Objectives. Snoring is a progressive condition with a prevalence of 25–30% among the adult male population. Long-term snoring seems to be… CONTINUE READING
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