Simply contact 1.800.Respirtech (1-800-737-7478) and their team of insurance experts can contact your insurance provider to determine if your insurance would provide coverage for the NightBalance Lunoa, a device to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea. From there, you can decide on next steps in your journey to healthy sleep.
Struggling to get a good night’s sleep can be frustrating and can leave you feeling less than your best.
The answer may lie in changing your sleep position.
If you've already been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are struggling with traditional therapy, talk to your doctor. He or she may recommend a sleep study to find out if you have a type of OSA called positional OSA.
With positional OSA, most symptoms, like interrupted breathing, occur when you sleep on your back. Now, there is a mask-free treatment that uses gentle vibrations, prompting you to shift to your side so you can get the rest you need.
When you sleep on your back, your airway may be blocked, which can disrupt breathing.
When you sleep on your side, your airway is clear, which allows for easy breathing.
We’re on your side with a mask-free sleep apnea therapy
NightBalance is a compact, easy-to-use, mask-free treatment for positional OSA. The palm-sized device is worn comfortably across your chest in a soft, adjustable strap.
NightBalance delivers gentle vibrations that prompt you to shift to your side without disturbing your sleep. It automatically adjusts the intensity of vibrations to provide the therapy you need.
reported to be more comfortable to wear than CPAP1
easy to adjust to thanks to an adaptation program
designed to go anywhere with a convenient travel case
mobile friendly with an easy-to-use app that tracks your progress
discreet to wear
More than 70% of people using NightBalance reported a long-term improvement in the three most reported positional OSA symptoms, including:2
episodes of breathing cessations, gasping and/or choking during the night
What users are saying about NightBalance
"Since I’ve been using NightBalance, I wake up more refreshed in the morning."
"NightBalance has been helpful to me, so I would recommend others to try it."
NightBalance is intended as a therapy for mild to moderate Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) in adults with a non-supine AHI<10. NightBalance is intended to be used by patients during sleep in their home environment without the need for instructions from a physician.
Do I need a prescription to get a NightBalance?
Yes, the NightBalance is prescription use only.
Can I get out of bed at night?
Yes, if you need to get out of bed during the night, you can pause the device. Pause mode can be activated if you get up during the night, or if you turn the Device pocket of the Chest Strap verticalfor a second. In pause mode, the Sensor Device will not give vibrations for 5 minutes.
How big is the NightBalance device?
The NightBalance Sensor Device is 6.9 x 4.5 x 1.4 cm (2.7 x 1.8 x 0.6 inches) and weighs just 30 grams (1.1 oz.).
What is the warranty for the NightBalance?
NightBalance B.V. provides a two-year warranty on the Sensor Device and Docking Station. NightBalance or the reseller will repair or replace the device(s) due to faulty materials or operation during the warranty period. Proof of damage must be provided along with the original purchase receipt must be provided to begin any repairs or replacement. This warranty will take precedence over any other local warranties that may apply, as permitted under applicable law.
This warranty will not cover:
Any components that are subject to normal wear and tear. This includes the Chest Strap and Sensor Device batteries.
Any damage or malfunction due to incorrect use, unauthorized alterations or repairs to the device, or not storing he device as outlined in the Instructions for Use
Is there any maintenance that needs to be done to my device?
a. The sensor device and docking station do not contain any parts that can be serviced
b. After the in-use life of NightBalance components has expired, replace the component with a new one.
How do I charge my Sensor device?
Charging the Sensor Device:
Place the sensor device on the docking station and ensure the docking station has power.
It is recommended that you charge the Sensor Device every morning after use. Getting in the habit of charging the Sensor Device every day will ensure that the Sensor Device has enough battery level for next use.
How do I clean my device and accessories?
Cleaning your Chest Strap, Sensor Device, and Docking Station:
The Chest Strap can be washed in a washing machine on a regular basis (e.g. once every week or when visibly soiled) with a mild detergent not containing chlorine (bleach) or fabric softener. After washing, let the strap dry by air. DO NOT place the Sensor Device in a wet Chest Strap. DO NOT dry the strap in a dryer. DO NOT iron the Chest Strap.
It is the user’s responsibility to keep NightBalance equipment dust free. Before cleaning, turn the Sensor Device OFF and unplug the Power Adapter from the Docking Station and the wall outlet. Clean the Sensor Device and Docking Station with a dampened cloth with water or mild cleaning solution (e.g. standard detergent)if they are visibly dirty. DO NOT use bleach or other aggressive cleaning solutions. Ensure that moisture does not penetrate the openings.
What is the adaptation program?
The adaptation program of NightBalance is designed to slowly train you to respond to the Sensor Device’s vibrations during sleep. You need to use NightBalance for nine nights before the device will provide full position therapy.
1) Analysis phase
No vibrations are given during the first two nights of the therapy. NightBalance gathers baseline data on your sleep patterns during night 1 and 2. This data is used to tailor the therapy to your individual sleeping behavior later on.
2) Build-up phase
NightBalance starts to deliver vibrations during night 3 to 9. The vibrations will build up gradually when laying on your back, allowing you to get used to therapy. It is recommended to use NightBalance every night, or as agreed with your physician for best therapy results.
Does the device clear itself of data after data upload?
Data transferred to the mobile app and portal is (automatically) removed from the Sensor Device memory.
What are the steps to install the mobile app and register?
1. Download the Philips NightBalance App on your smartphone from the Play Store (for Android) or App Store (for iPhone).
2. Open the Philips NightBalance App. Select and confirm your region (Europe).
3. Next, choose “Create new account” and follow the instructions in the app. Complete the registration process by activating your account with the link in your email.
How do I pair my sensor device?
1. Login to the Philips NightBalance app after activating your account. Follow the instructions in the app to complete your account.
2. Once indicated by the app, activate the pairing mode by switching the Sensor Device ON while pressing one of the navigation buttons. Pairing ensures a secure connection between your Sensor Device and your smartphone and is to be performed once.
⚠⚠ Only activate the pairing mode of the Sensor Device on first use.
How can I get support for my NightBalance Lunoa or NightBalance SPT?
1. Berry, R. et al, NightBalance sleep position treatment device versus auto-adjusting positive airway pressure for treatment of positional obstructive sleep apnea, J Clin Sleep Medicine,2019 ,Vol. 5, No.7, 947-956
2. NightBalance OSA Symptoms survey: Reimbursement Dossier Netherlands.
3. Heinzer, R. et al, Prevalence and Characteristics of Positional Sleep Apnea in the HypnoLaus Population-based cohort, Sleep Medicine 2018; 48:157-162.
4. Cartwright criteria, Effect of Sleep Position on Sleep Apnea Severity, R. Cartwright, 1984.
5. de Ruiter, M. et al, Durability of treatment effects of the sleep position trainer versus oral appliance therapy in positional OSA: a 12-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial, Sleep and Breathing 201822:441-450.