Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the company has sold its 10 millionth DreamWear CPAP mask and interchangeable cushion. As part of the award-winning Dream Family, DreamWear is the only mask frame that accommodates multiple cushions, places the hose on top of the head, and is designed to prevent red marks, discomfort and irritation on the nose bridge. Philips is committed to its continued effort to improve the lives of patients living with sleep apnea by developing solutions that put the patient’s experience and comfort first.
Sleep apnea is estimated to affect more than 100 million of people . In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea . In an effort to improve the quality of life for those living with this chronic condition, Philips designed its DreamWear mask system – a radical departure from traditional CPAP mask technology that features an open-faced frame and hose-on-top design – that provides patients with an unparalleled level of comfort and freedom of movement and helps to prevent red marks, discomfort and nose bridge irritation. Designed to more efficiently meet provider needs for mask change flexibility, DreamWear is the only modular mask frame system on the market that works interchangeably with nasal, pillow and full-face cushions. With the ability to work with all three cushion types, DreamWear fits over 95 percent of sleep apnea patients.