Philips launches NightBalance, increasing therapy options for positional obstructive sleep apnea patients


“We are always looking to evolve our solutions to help people living with sleep apnea take control of their health,” said Mark D’Angelo, Sleep OSA Business Leader at Philips. “The right sleep therapy varies person-to-person, and for those who suffer from positional obstructive sleep apnea, it can be defeating when traditional therapies don’t meet their specific needs. With Philips NightBalance, positional obstructive sleep apnea patients now have a non-invasive and comfortable treatment option that can be successful, resulting in long term therapy adherence.” 

Today, over 100 million people worldwide suffer from obstructive sleep apnea [1]. From that population, it is estimated that between 36 and 47 percent of these patients suffer from positional OSA, a form of sleep apnea where breathing disturbances are present when sleeping on the back [2]. Without treatment, positional OSA can cause poor sleep and fatigue, ultimately impacting a patient’s quality of life. Positional sleep apnea therapy, like Philips NightBalance, is an effective form of non-invasive treatment for those living with positional OSA for whom additional therapy methods have been previously unsuccessful. 

Leveraging nearly 40 years of deep clinical expertise in sleep technology, Philips’ growing Sleep and Respiratory care portfolio offers a broad range of solutions addressing both consumer and clinical needs for patients with sleep disorders, or those who simply need better sleep.

Philips NightBalance will be available through a prescription in the United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. For additional information on Philips’ solutions for sleep and respiratory care, follow @PhilipsResp[1] on Twitter or visit www.Philips.com/POSA-news[2]

[1] The Official STOP-BANG Questionnaire. Retrieved from http://www.stopbang.ca/osa/prevalence.php[3]

[2] Heinzer, R. et al, Prevalence and Characteristics of Positional Sleep Apnea in the HypnoLaus Population-based cohort, Sleep Medicine 2018; 48:157-162

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