Priority 16 from the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Saskatchewan,Canada) PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: How do bed surfaces, pillows and sleeping position affect the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea? (JLA PSP Priority 16)
|JLA question ID
|Because keeping the airway open is critical to breathing better at night, patients are often interested in devices that might help to better position themselves during sleep. There are numerous commercial bed surface, devices and pillows available for puchase online, some of which are expensive. It is often unclear if these products are of any value.
Epstein LJ, Kristo D, Strollo PJ Jr, Friedman N, Malhotra A, Patil SP, Ramar K, Rogers R, Schwab RJ, Weaver EM, Weinstein MD; Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|What role does comfort (proper pillow, mattress) play in sleep apnea? ~ Does a sleeping position helps this condition ~ Is sleeping a certain position helpful in this situation?
|Patients x 15, family members x 2
|PSP unique ID
|Obstructive Sleep Apnea PSP
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|39 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|28 January 2021