Our tip for severe sleep apnoea – use your positional therapy shirt in addition to CPAP therapy
Patients with severe sleep apnoea usually need high ventilation pressures during ventilation with CPAP. This can be very uncomfortable for sleep. Pressure marks on the face, painfully dry mucous membranes, and increased noise from the airflow are frequent outcomes. But it doesn’t have to be this way!
You see, when you wear a positional sleep therapy shirt alongside your CPAP therapy, the soft tissue at the base of the tongue can no longer press with full weight on your upper airways.
Reduced pressure from the soft tissues means less air pressure is required from your CPAP machine to reopen collapsed airways.