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    Sleep apnea therapy

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      See what others are saying about sleep apnea

       

      If you have sleep apnea – or think you might – you’re not alone. Hear from others who have been where you are right now. Watch the videos below to learn about their journeys: getting diagnosed, what adjusting to therapy is like for them and their loved ones, and the life-changing results.
       

      Get the most out of your treatment options in our You have sleep apnea, now what? brochure.

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      Snoring could be more than annoying – it could be a danger to your health. Take our 9-question quiz to find out if you’re at risk.
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      DreamWear Masks: Testimonials

      DreamWear Full Face mask

      I'm getting good sleep. I'm waking up refreshed
      "They finally found the right place to put the hose."
      My new mask changed my perspective about sleep apnea
      "My new mask changed my perspective about sleep apnea."
      The DreamWear full face mask is different than any other mask I have tried
      "The DreamWear full face mask is different than any other mask I have tried."
      *People featured in videos are paid endorsers.

      DreamWear Gel Pillows mask

      The DreamWear full face mask is different than any other mask I have tried
      "With the DreamWear head gear and the nasal pillows, what stuck out with me most was just the comfort and how well it sealed."
      *People featured in videos are paid endorsers.

      DreamWear Nasal mask

      The DreamWear nasal mask is different than any other mask I have tried
      "The Philips DreamWear Nasal mask is the most comfortable mask I've ever worn."
      *People featured in videos are paid endorsers.

      Healthcare professionals

      The DreamWear full face mask is different than any other mask I have tried
      "My first impression of the Philips DreamWear Full Face mask was wow, absolutely. In my experience, I saw how well it kept a seal at very high pressures, I was blown away."
      *People featured in videos are paid endorsers.
      The DreamWear full face mask is different than any other mask I have tried
      "The DreamWear Full Face mask gives me the option to be comfortable for my personal needs and I've used it every night since."

      DreamStation Go: Testimonial

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      "The DreamStation Go it's nice, small and compact. We do sleep in hotels every once and awhile, and you're unpacking and packing it every night, you don't have to have a separate bag for it."
      *People featured in videos are paid endorsers.

      Traveling with your equipment

      Sleep apnea therapy on the go video
      Travelers share how taking PAP on the road—and through airport security—can be a smooth ride.
      *People featured in videos are paid endorsers.

      All about sleep apnea therapy

       

      Learn from other users about how to make the most out of your therapy and get back to living your life to the fullest.

      Starting treatment video

      Starting treatment

      Recently diagnosed people share how they dealt with the transition to PAP—and many saw results faster than they thought possible.

      Getting used to a new routine video

      Getting used to a new routine

      Getting fully comfortable with sleep therapy masks and machines can seem intimidating. Here’s some insight into what has worked well for others.

      Living well with sleep apnea video

      Living well with sleep apnea

      PAP users look back on when therapy became a familiar—and welcome—part of their overnight routines.

      *People featured in videos are paid endorsers.
      Encouragement video

      Encouragement

      If you think you might have sleep apnea, it’s important to take steps to find out. Hear about how you can check with your doctor to learn more.

      Mask instructional videos

      DreamWear Nasal and Gel Pillows

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      Wearing and Adjusting the DreamWear mask with nasal or gel pillows cushion
      DreamWear Full Face video
      Disassembling and Cleaning the DreamWear mask with nasal or gel pillows cushion
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      How to size and assemble DreamWear nasal or gel pillows cushion

      DreamWear Full Face

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      DreamWear Full Face Intro Video
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      Adjusting leaks on your DreamWear Full Face
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      DreamWear Full Face Cleaning and Assembly

      Insight and support:


      Check out our blog for ideas and information about thriving with sleep apnea, so you can easily manage your condition and live the life you want.

      Frequently asked questions

      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

      When should I start feeling better after beginning to use my CPAP?
      Most people begin to feel better within the first week of use, though for some people it may take a little longer.
      What if I still snore while using my CPAP?
      Snoring while on CPAP should not happen. If it does, contact your doctor. Your pressure level might need to be adjusted.
      What if I lose or gain weight over the course of my treatment or my old symptoms reappear?
      You may need to have your CPAP pressure level adjusted. Contact your doctor.
      If I need to be hospitalized for any reason, should I take my device with me and use it at night?
      Yes. Also, if you are having surgery, it is important to tell the surgeon and the anesthesiologist that you are using CPAP at home. You should also inform the doctor treating you for sleep apnea that you are going into the hospital.
      I just can’t seem to adjust to my CPAP therapy. What should I do?
      Most people will adjust to CPAP in one to two weeks. Occasionally, it may take a little longer if, for example, you are very sensitive to the feel of the mask on your face or the sound of the device. Call your homecare provider or your prescribing physician if you continue to have problems beyond two weeks. Ask if you are eligible to try a bi-level or auto-adjusting device.
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      References

       

      1 To see which CPAP and BiPAP devices are available with DreamMapper, visit here.
       

      For informational purposes only, not to replace physician's directions.

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