Positional therapy is a behavioural strategy to help with positional sleep apnea. This involves wearing a device that prevents you from sleeping on your back.
Who would benefit from it?
People who experience sleep apnea or snoring while sleeping on their back but have reduced or no symptoms on their side. Typically, positional therapy is a secondary treatment option to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for people with sleep apnea and may also be recommended in conjunction with other treatment options or recommended if other therapy options are not tolerated.
Some therapy options include the following:
Positional Adjustment Device
A foam cushion secured to your upper back to prevent you from sleeping on your back during the night. The design of the device encourages you to stay on your side in order to decrease sleep apnea or snoring. It is strapped on securely so it won’t come loose or detach during the night, even with tossing and turning.
Positional Alert Device