Las Vegas, Nevada – Today at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas, Nevada (March 27-29), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced the launch of DreamWear Full face, the third mask option available for its award-winning DreamWear mask system. Philips Respironics, the number one choice brand of U.S. sleep physicians for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and masks, used the company’s proprietary design tools to analyze facial data from thousands of 3D scans to create a design that prevents red marks, discomfort, and irritation on the nose bridge.
According to a recent global Philips survey , sleep apnea patients say the top challenges to using CPAP therapy are that the mask can leave red marks on the face (40 percent) and the hose gets in the way (40 percent). Additionally, 38 percent of respondents say traditional masks limit their range of motion, and three in five respondents (63 percent) said they noticed they had a tendency to breathe through their mouth before being tested for sleep apnea. Recognizing the challenges sleep apnea patients face when choosing sleep therapy, Philips aims to help patients experience the most comfortable night’s sleep possible.