SLEEP APNEA AVOIDANCE PILLOW EFFECTS ON OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME AND SNORING
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The study was performed to determine the ability of a new inclined pillow to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The Sona Pillow ® is a triangular pillow with space to place your arm under the head while sleeping on the side. Twenty two patients who were already being followed at our sleep lab for proven obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with nocturnal polysomnogram were included in this study, all these patients had a second attended nocturnal polysomnogram performed while utilizing this specific inclined pillow. The pillow was found to be an effective and easily employable treatment for mild (RDI 5-19) and moderate (RDI 20-40) obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
Conclusion: The Sona Pillow ® is an effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
Key words: apnea treatment, snoring, pillow, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome