Management of Sleep Disorders-Sleep Technology on Positional Therapy

Chol Shin, Jung Bok Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Positional patients are defined as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in whom respiratory disturbance index (RDI) or apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is at least twice as high in the supine position than in the non-supine position. Positional therapy (the avoidance of the supine posture during sleep) is a simple behavioral therapy for mild and moderate sleep disordered breathing. In this chapter, we 1) provide an overview of position dependent sleep and positional therapy for sleep disordered breathing, 2) update the clinical evidence for positional therapy and position dependent sleep advances in sleep technology, and 3) discuss issues regarding implementing positional therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems, Control and Automation
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Engineering
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameIntelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)2213-8986
ISSN (Electronic)2213-8994


  • Body posture
  • Collapsibility
  • Lateral position
  • Position dependency
  • Sleep disordered breathing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization


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