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    Sleep apnea

    Living with Sleep apnea

    Learn from others to make your journey the smoothest it can be

    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.

    Symptoms quiz

    Find out if you have symptoms of sleep apnea


    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.

    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.

    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.

    Sleep apnea therapy on the go

    Sleep apnea therapy on the go video
    Those who travel share how taking PAP on the road—and through airport security—can be a smooth ride.

    DreamWear Masks: Testimonials

    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."

    Adjusting your mask: how-to videos

    DreamWear Nasal video
    See how to adjust leaks on your DreamWear Nasal.
    DreamWear Gel Pillows video
    See how to adjust leaks on your DreamWear Gel Pillows.
    DreamWear Full Face video
    See how to adjust leaks on your DreamWear Full Face.

    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.
    Customer services

    Have a question? 
    We’re here to help

    Phone: 0800 1300 844

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm GMT

    Email our sleep apnea care team at src.cs@philips.com
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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.