A more comfortable treatment for positional sleep apnea
The SPT is the latest treatment for positional sleep apnea. The small lightweight device is worn in a belt around your chest, reminding you with gentle vibrations to not sleep on your back. These gentle vibrations do not disrupt your sleep. It is so small that it fits in the palm of your hand, and is worn on the front side of the body in a comfortable, adjustable, chest band.
Jeroen, The Netherlands
Treatments like CPAP & oral appliances can be effective when used properly. However, a variety of issues may limit one’s ability to use these devices regularly. The SPT was designed as a more comfortable, easier to use treatment alternative
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious disorder in which breathing pauses and re-starts during sleep. Common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome are snoring and excessive tiredness during the daytime.
When most of these pauses in breathing occur when you lie on your back, it is called positional sleep apnea (POSA). In individuals with POSA, these breathing pauses can be avoided by them sleeping on their side.
Find a specialist
If you are looking for a specialist in Germany you can take a look at the website of the DGSM.
If you are looking for a specialist in The Netherlands you can search on the website of the Dutch Apnea Society