NSF Breathing Anatomical modelThe National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched the new NSF Sleep Disordered Breathing Anatomical Model™ — a 3-D model that helps primary care physicians and sleep specialists educate patients about sleep disordered breathing and sleep apnea.

This patient education tool was designed by Meir Kryger, MD and features a human head that opens in two halves, showing the anatomical differences between normal functioning and obstructed breathing. Patients can visually and physically interact with the model. It features its own base and an educational backdrop card that lists detailed labeled images of the anatomy.

“Current methods of explaining sleep apnea are still too complicated for the patient to understand,” Kryger said in a released statement. “The model clearly demonstrates what is happening with the tongue and throat. It also helps healthcare professionals to quickly and effectively educate their patients. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

For more information, visit NSF.PatientSleepSupplies.com.