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Assistant News Editor Lee Dryden was diagnosed with sleep apnea and uses a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to assist with breathing while sleeping. From a layman’s point of view, he will discuss the benefits, issues, challenges and frustrations of sleeping while wearing a mask.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Another option

   Happy Sleep Apnea Awareness Week!
   Just passing on a tip I received today about another means of combating sleep apnea that I had not heard of.
   California company Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc. has unveiled Night Shift, which was recently approved by the FDA.
   It is aimed at treatment of "positional" sleep apnea (and snoring) in patients who sleep on their back.
   Here is an explanation provided by the company:

   Night Shift is a new therapy recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of positional obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring in patients who are significantly worse when sleeping on their back. Worn on the back of the neck, the Night Shift begins to vibrate when users begin to sleep on their back, and the vibration slowly increases in intensity until a position change occurs. Unlike conventional position therapies (e.g., tennis balls sewn into night clothing or padding to restrict back sleeping), Night Shift delays the start of therapy to allow the user time to fall asleep in any position. Night Shift is also an intelligent, interactive monitor that tracks the users' response to the therapy and measures its impact on snoring and sleep quality.

Visit for more information and to learn how to purchase the device.

Click here for more information provided by the company on obstructive sleep apnea and positional therapy.