Category Archives: Positional Therapy

Natural Remedies for Sleep Apnoea: Do They Really Work?

The most common sleeping disorder is obstructive sleep apnoea. Millions of people across the globe are affected by the sleeping disorder but not everyone is receiving treatment. If left untreated or poorly treated, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) will negatively impact a person – physically, mentally and even emotionally.

In the last 25 years, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy has been the gold standard for treating sleep apnoea.  However, not everyone prescribed with CPAP therapy can tolerate the treatment.

Alternative Sleep Apnoea Treatments

In past blog articles, CPAP Victoria has presented alternative treatment for CPAP therapy.  Alternative treatments for mild cases of OSA include positional therapy and lifestyle changes such as losing weight and regulating alcohol consumption.… Read More...

Snoring Devices for Sleep Apnoea

CPAP Victoria has continuously presented alternative treatments for sleep apnoea. Based on surveys and anecdotal proof, some of these treatments proved to be effective for some patients, whereas there are those claimed the futility of some alternative treatments. Improvement of patient’s condition largely depends on the severity of his sleep apnoea.

Blog posts pertaining to tongue exercises to improve sleep breathing disorders, playing the didgeridoo, alternative lifestyle such as weight loss, dental appliances and so on, have been presented to readers to educate them about alternative treatments to sleep apnoea.

What about snoring devices? Can they help sufferers of mild sleep apnoea?… Read More...

What is Positional Therapy?

Nightshift Positional Therapy

Nightshift Positional Therapy

In essence, positional therapy is the use of a device that helps prevent a person from sleeping in a certain position that has a negative impact on their sleep and health…

There are scientific evidences that show that more than 50% of light to moderate OSA patients who sleep on their back are subjected to increased airway obstruction during sleep. If an OSA patient experiences a more pronounced airway obstruction as he sleep on his back compared to sleeping sideways then it is more likely that he is suffering from Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or POSA.

POSA Defined

Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is simply defined as OSA with Apnoea/Hypopnoea Index (AHI) level that is at least twice as high when the patient is sleeping supine (on his back) than sleeping in any other position.… Read More...