Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing throughout the sleep cycle. These interruptions, called apneas, are caused by the collapse of soft tissue in the airway, which prevents oxygen from reaching the lungs.
Both kinds of sleep apnea disrupts the sleep cycle and can dramatically impact energy, mental performance and long-term health. It’s important not to ignore potentially dangerous symptoms, such as snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness, and to consult a sleep specialist. Treatment can help you get the kind of sleep you need to help you feel more like yourself every day.
Philips offers a full line of sleep therapy products that can help make your life better. The Dream Family PAP platform includes; DreamWear Masks, DreamStation Devices, and the DreamMapper software to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Philips NightBalance is a mask free alternative to CPAP therapy that supports treatment of positional obstructive sleep apnea.
The Philips Dream Family sleep apnea platform was designed with your needs in mind. Our DreamWear system of masks has a unique, in-frame air-flow and innovative air tube connection at the top of the head, giving you freedom of movement1-3 throughout the night and supports a comfortable sleeping experience.
Ingenious comfort DreamWear mask system with your choice of Nasal, Pillows or Full Face cushions
User-friendly and quiet DreamStation sleep apnea therapy machines to match your personal needs
Motivation and daily feedback with the DreamMapper sleep apnea app, which connects with your DreamStation
Lightweight and easy to use, DreamStation Go Portable PAP offers the same therapy and comfort features enjoyed by over 5 million DreamStation PAP users
Learn More About Sleep Apnea
Philips’ obstructive sleep apnea products appeared in Lifetime’s Access Health television show recently. Ereka Vetrini of Access Health interviews Raj Dasgupta, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM, a Pulmonary Critical Care, Sleep Medicine Specialist/ USC about what is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the symptoms, and how it can be managed. Take time and watch the video to familiarize yourself with the OSA and if you may be at risk.
This video should not be viewed as medical advice or diagnosis – please consult your physician if you think you may be at risk for OSA.
Don't wait! Find out if you are at risk for sleep apnea
DreamStation sleep therapy machines, including the portable DreamStation Go, help make it simple to start, customize and continue your therapy, with easy-to-navigate menus, remote diagnostics, a sleek, compact profile and incredibly quiet operation.
DreamWear’s innovative design directs airflow through the frame. Users felt they experienced more freedom of movement with the DreamWear than their prescribed mask1-3. With the hose placed at the top of the head, you can sleep comfortably without feeling restricted.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which a person stops breathing repeatedly through the night. Breathing stops because the throat or “airway” collapses and prevents air from getting into the lungs. Sleep patterns are disrupted, resulting in excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day.
What should you do if you think you may have sleep apnea?
Evaluation by a doctor specializing in sleep disorders is recommended. Have a sleep study done. A sleep study can provide the doctor with information about how you sleep and breathe. This information will help the doctor to determine your diagnosis and treatment options.
What are potential consequences of untreated sleep apnea?
There is possible increased risk for:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease and heart attack
- Fatigue-related motor vehicle and work accidents
- Decreased quality of life
What is the treatment for sleep apnea?
Most commonly, positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is the treatment. It is noninvasive and can help with symptoms when used as prescribed. Less commonly, surgery or oral appliances are used, which may be effective in certain cases. Any treatment plan should include weight loss if needed, exercise and avoiding alcohol, sedatives and hypnotics.
How does PAP or CPAP therapy work?
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) provides a gentle flow of positive-pressure air through a facial mask to keep the airway open during sleep. As a result:
- Breathing becomes regular during sleep
- Snoring stops
- Restful sleep is restored
- Quality of life is improved
- Risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack, stroke and motor vehicle and work accidents are reduced
What can put you at increased risk for sleep apnea?
What are the benefits of regular usage of PAP therapy?
Most PAP users who remain committed to treatment enjoy:
- Increased energy and attentiveness
- Fewer morning headaches
- Reduced irritability
- Improved memory
- Increased ability to exercise
- Lower blood pressure
- Decreased risk of strokes and heart attacks
- Increased effectiveness at home and at work
- Improved overall quality of life
What does a mask do?
Masks are used to deliver the air from the therapy device to you. A comfortable mask is a key factor in being able to use your treatment daily, so finding a mask that fits you and your lifestyle is important. Most masks have built-in exhalation ports that vent your exhaled air. Talk to your homecare provider about the different masks and headgear available.
What does DreamMapper do?
DreamMapper is a mobile app that allows you to track your therapy progress, so you can take an active role in your sleep apnea therapy. You can also access DreamMapper through any browser.
Data analysis at 30 days of use of 2015 Philips sponsored patient preference trial (n=98). Prescribed masks include ResMed Swift FX, ResMed Mirage FX, Philips Wisp, and ResMed P10.
Data analysis at 10 days of use of 2019 Philips sponsored patient preference trial (n=81). Prescribed masks include ResMed Airfit N10, N20, Mirage Fx, Philips Wisp, Pico, ComfortGel Blue, F&P Eson & Eson 2
2. DreamWear Full Face:
Data analysis of Aug 2017 Patient Preference trial where n = 85 and prescribed masks include Resmed Airfit F10 and F20, Respironics Amara View and F&P Simplus.
3. DreamWear Gel Pillows:
Data analysis at 30 days of use of 2017 Philips sponsored patient preference trial (n=80). Prescribed masks include Resmed Swift FX and P10, F&P Opus and Pilairo, and Philips Nuance and Nuance Pro
Data analysis at 10 days of use of 2019 Philips sponsored patient preference trial (n = 72). Prescribed masks include ResMed Aifit P10, Swift Fx, Philips Nuance / Nuance Pro, F&P Brevida, Opus & Pilairo
4. DreamMapper is available currently in the US, Canada and certain international locations.