Sweet Dreams for People With Sleep Apnea
The Philips Dream Family system improves sleep therapy for apnea sufferers through comfort, connectivity, and encouragement
“Was that Dad?” says Calvin in an old Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. “I thought those were trucks downshifting on the highway.” Beside him in the hotel, his father blissfully saws logs, keeping everyone else awake. While loud snoring is the subject of many a family’s jokes and complaints, in many cases it is actually a sign of something more serious: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition described on the Mayo Clinic website as “a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.” Philips Respironics has introduced the Dream Family, a line of products and services designed to treat OSA by addressing patient concerns.