A New CPAP Therapy Alternative for Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Philips Respironics announces the launch of a new prescription sleep position therapy unit, the NightBalance Lunoa, for patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA). As a premier Philips partner, The CPAP Shop is one of the first places to buy this innovative device.
What is Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
POSA is a specific condition where breathing obstructions can occur twice as frequently when sleeping on your back versus on your side. Individuals with POSA require a different treatment than those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For patients with POSA, the goal is to control sleep positions during the night and therefore, reduce or eliminate apnea episodes.
CPAP Alternative for POSA
NightBalance Lunoa is a compact, lightweight, ultra-thin device that is worn across the chest in a soft, adjustable belt. The prescription sleep position therapy delivers gentle vibrations, encouraging users to alter their sleeping positions from back to side to prevent apneas. The vibrations increase in intensity as needed without disturbing sleep. And the best part, no mask is required!
NightBalance offers an innovative adaptation program that helps you gradually adjust to POSA therapy. For the first 2 nights of use, the device monitors your sleeping behavior with no therapy. During nights 3-9, mild vibrations are gradually introduced. On day 10 and forward, full treatment is delivered when therapy is needed, reducing the time spent sleeping on your back.
Wireless connectivity and a mobile app allow patients to monitor their own use and share data with physicians through a cloud-based system.
Clinically Proven Effective
Patients with POSA found NightBalance easier to use, easier to adjust to, and more comfortable than other PAP therapy devices. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine,1 Positional OSA patients reported better adherence to this treatment than PAP therapy, suggesting the treatment was more effective for POSA. Furthermore, over two-thirds of adults using NightBalance reported that their bed partner noticed a decrease in their snoring severity.
Available at The CPAP Shop
For those suffering from positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA), the NightBalance is an improvement over current devices. It provides an effective way to get restful sleep without uncomfortable or bulky CPAP equipment. In fact, 88% of NightBalance Lunoa users said they would recommend the device.
The NightBalance Lunoa is available for purchase here. We’re so sure you’ll love this therapy; we’re even offering a 30-day money back guarantee. Try it today!
- Berry R, Uhles M, et al. NightBalance sleep position device versus auto-adjusting positive airway pressure for treatment of positional obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(7):947-956