Last updated on April 2018

Economic Evaluation of Treatment Modalities for Position Dependent Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years and older
  • Ability to speak, read and write Dutch
  • Ability to follow up
  • Diagnosis with symptomatic moderate OSA (15 < AHI < 30)
  • Diagnosis of 10 to 90% supine position during the night
  • AHI supine is 2 > as high as AHI non-supine
  • Own a Windows PC and ability to install SPT connection software and upload research data
  • Expected to maintain current lifestyle (sports, medicine, diet etc.)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Many dental problems; insufficient teeth for wearing MRA
  • Medication used/ related to sleeping disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  • Night or shifting work
  • Severe chronic heart failure
  • Medical history of known causes of tiredness by day or severe sleep disruption (insomnia, PLMS, Narcolepsy)
  • Seizure disorder
  • Known medical history of mental retardation, memory disorders or psychiatric disorders
  • Shoulder, neck and back complaints
  • Reversible morphological upper airway abnormalities (e.g. enlarged tonsils)
  • Inability to provide informed consent
  • Simultaneous use of other treatment modalities to treat OSA
  • Previous treatment for OSA with MRA, CPAP or SPT
  • Pregnancy

Recruitment Status: Open


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