Paul Sweeney, RRT, discusses positional sleep aids as a potential way to treat sleep apnea.
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Sleep apnea can be a positional issue; more commonly people obstruct or block their throat when they're on their back.
So if you or your loved one thinks that you might be obstructing or sleeping worse on your back, there are some positional sleep apnea devices that you can get.
There are sleep apnea devices such as a sleep apnea pillow or a shirt with a cushion in it that prevents you from rolling on your back at night. Therefore, you sleep more on your side, and you won't be as inclinced to obstruct your throat when you're on your back.
If you think one of these sleep apnea devices might benefit you, go to your family doctor, sleep clinic or sleep specialist to ask more.
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