Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder affecting at least 2% to 4% of the adult population.Clinical Guideline for the Evaluation, Management and Long-term Care of OSA in Adults, the AASM.
An estimated 56% of patients with OSA are positional.Oksenberg Chest 1997
35% of the adult population snores, of whom 75% of simple snorers are positional.Nakano Sleep 2003
Somnibel is a Class IIa medical device that works for sleep apnea and snoring treatment. It consists of a small, light device that is attached to the forehead and vibrates gently whenever your patient is sleeping in a supine position, encouraging him to change position.
Many different clinical studies believe positional therapy to be an effective solution for positional OSA, obtaining similar results to CPAP treatment.