The sleep position trainer: a new treatment for positional obstructive sleep apnoea

@article{Maanen2012TheSP,
  title={The sleep position trainer: a new treatment for positional obstructive sleep apnoea},
  author={J. Peter van Maanen and Kristel A. W. Meester and Lideke N. Dun and Ioannis Koutsourelakis and Birgit I. Witte and D. Martin Laman and Antonius A. J. Hilgevoord and Nico de Vries},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={771-779}
}
Positional obstructive sleep apnoea (POSA), defined as a supine apnoea–hypopnoea index (AHI) twice or more as compared to the AHI in the other positions, occurs in 56 % of obstructive sleep apnoea patients. Positional therapy (PT) is one of several available treatment options for these patients. So far, PT has been hampered by compliance problems, mainly because of the usage of bulky masses placed in the back. In this article, we present a novel device for treating POSA patients. Patients older… CONTINUE READING