Why Positional Sleep Therapy Works

dog sleeping on its back

SlumberBUMP believes that positional sleep therapy is the answer to treat sleep apnea.  There are other methods that are much more intrusive such as a CPAP or an oral appliance.  We believe in letting the body naturally correct with the help of our positional sleep belt.

How the SlumberBUMP works

Sleeping on your side allows your jaw to rest easily and open up the airways.  We believe this is the best way to sleep and research shows!  It works especially well in conjunction with other sleeping methods such as CPAP and an oral appliance such as mentioned earlier.  The slumberBUMP is perfect for cases of mild to medium intensity sleep apnea patients.  If you that some nights when you sleep in different positions that you get better quality sleep, then this is for you.

Position Dependent Sleep Apnea (POSA)

Some patients find that their sleep apnea depends entirely on the position they sleep in.  If this is the case they have POSA.  By forcing the user to sleep on their side the tongue cannot roll back and obstruct the airways.  For some people, this is because they sleep on their back and gravity will naturally make this occur.

Supine Position

If you’re in the know about sleep apnea or perhaps just spend too many nights on wikipedia you may have heard of this.  Basically what the supine position is is just some who sleeps on their back.  The opposite of this is the prone position which is on your stomach.  We found both of these positions are not the best for sleeping.  Sleeping on your back increases the likelihood of sleep apnea, and sleeping on your stomach will create back pain and worsen your joints.  Obviously either one of those is not a potential option so this leaves to side.  This is where the slumberBUMP comes in, it forces your body to sleep on its side until it’s trained to do so without the help of a trainer.

About slumberBUMP™

Snoring is more than just a nuisance—it disrupts the sleep habits and lives of 90 million American adults and their partners. That's why we set out in 2003 to restore sleep and help as many people as possible live happier, healthier lives.