If your sleep study reveals that your OSA is made worse by your sleep position, your doctor or sleep specialist may recommend positional therapy as one of your treatment options.
With positional therapy, you’re encouraged to sleep on your side, reducing the number and severity of apnea events.
The simplest form of positional therapy includes placing an item behind your lower back, to prevent you from changing positions. For something a little more advanced, devices like the Philips NightBalance use vibrational feedback to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
You wear the palm-size device comfortably across your chest while sleeping. When you shift onto your back, the NightBalance sends vibrations to prompt you to change positions. It is gentle enough to not wake you up but intense enough to ensure you sleep in a healthy and safe position.