Apr 19, 2017

Philips India’s Dream Family to help Sleep Apnea patients get a good night’s sleep

Philips launches three products as a solution to sleep problems

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, India: Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today introduced the Dream Series range of sleeping aids to help improve the sleep therapy experience for people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Philips Dream Series is the latest suite of Philips sleep and respiratory solutions that connect and support the patient, clinician and homecare provider to enhance patient care and quality of life.


With India suspected to have around 30-35 million sleep apnea patients, Philips Healthcare tries to educate people about extreme symptoms like unwarranted daytime sleepiness and trouble in concentrating, impact on productivity and overall quality of life. Not only does this affect general lifestyle patterns but chronic sleep disorders can also lead to graver health issues including cardiac arrests. Studies have shown the relationship between sleep apnea and cardiovascular diseases, with people having severe sleep apnea being more likely to develop congestive heart failure.


Philips Healthcare India has already established over 400 sleep labs in association with leading sleep specialists across the country with about 50 sleeps labs in Uttar Pradesh, which adds on to Philips’ long-standing commitment to drive awareness around OSA and other sleep disorders.


Mr. Harish R, Head of Sleep & Respiratory Care at Philips says, “It is expected that by 2025 around 70-80 million of India’s population will suffer from Diabetes and Hypertension. A major concern is that around 40% - 48% of these patients will also suffer from Sleep Apnea. In such a scenario, there is a critical need for effective treatment and management of Sleep Apnea to enable people to live healthy lives. With the Dream Family, we're aiming to address all of the factors facing those living with OSA by providing a comprehensive and connected sleep solution, including a revolutionary new mask design. ”


Dr A.K. Singh, Pulmonologist, Regency Hospital, Kanpur says,The Dream Family products are designed in a way to help patients sleep better and feel like they are not wearing a mask. DreamWear directs airflow through the sides of the mask frame so patients can sleep comfortably in any position with more freedom to move in bed. Most importantly, it also has a pleasing appearance which will work well with patients”


Philips has come up with the following solutions to enhance patient care and quality of life:

Dream Station Auto CPAP

Dream Station Auto CPAP

DreamStation positive airway pressure (PAP) sleep therapy devices are designed to be as comfortable and easy to experience as sleep is intended to be. Connecting patients and care teams, DreamStation devices empower users to embrace their care with confidence, and enable care teams to practice efficient and effective patient management. Dream Station offers exceptional comfort, intelligent monitoring, motivation and feedback, and seamless connectivity to the care team for proven clinical care and effortless patient management. 


It is an under the nose nasal mask. DreamWear's unique design offers many of the benefits of nasal and pillows masks to allow patients to have the best of both mask types. Allowing more freedom of movement and more comfort than their prescribed mask, DreamWear patients feel like they are not wearing a mask at all.


The top of head connection of the device allows patient the freedom to move. The Under the nose nasal cushion prevents red marks, discomfort or irritation in the nostrils or on the nose bridge. The cushion comes in four sizes Small, medium, large and medium wide. The Fit Pack includes all 4 cushion sizes (S, M, L, MW) and 1 medium sized frame.

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 70,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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Geetika Bangia

Geetika Bangia

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