Positional Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Nico de Vries
  • Madeline Ravesloot
  • J. Peter van Maanen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nico de Vries
      Pages 3-6
    3. Johan A. Verbraecken
      Pages 7-37
  3. Initial Work Up: Polysomnography

  4. Initial Work Up: Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ioannis Koutsourelakis, Faiza Safiruddin, Nico de Vries
      Pages 107-117
  5. Initial Work Up: General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Madeline Ravesloot, Michaël H. Frank, J. Peter van Maanen, E. A. Verhagen, Jan de Lange, Nico de Vries
      Pages 131-135
    3. Linda B. L. Benoist, Anneclaire V. Vroegop
      Pages 137-139
  6. Sleep Position in Specific Patient Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Linda B. L. Benoist, Sharon Morong, J. Peter van Maanen, Anthony A. J. Hilgevoord, Nico de Vries
      Pages 143-150
    3. Amal Isaiah, Kevin D. Pereira
      Pages 151-161

About this book


Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most prevalent sleep disordered breathing disorder. It has become apparent that in more than half the patients with OSA, the frequency and duration of apneas are influenced by body position.  To treat patients with Position Dependent OSA (POSA), positional therapy can be considered for preventing patients from sleeping in the worst sleeping position. Recently, treatment of POSA has advanced dramatically with the introduction of a new generation of positional therapy. 

 Positional Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea presents improved OSA diagnostic methods and the tools needed to implement positional therapy in clinical practice.  This includes patient work-up, positional therapy with or without other treatments, consequences of guidelines, and future developments.

 Clinicians, students and researchers will find this comprehensive guide to be an invaluable resource for evaluating and treating sleep breathing disorders.


Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy, Technical aspects, Positional Therapy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Breathing Sleep Position Trainer, snoring, pregnancy Tongue base surgery, palatal surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Nico de Vries
    • 1
  • Madeline Ravesloot
    • 2
  • J. Peter van Maanen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologySint Lucas Andreas ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of OtorhinolaryngologySint Lucas Andreas ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of OtolaryngologySint Lucas Andreas ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09626-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09625-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09626-1
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