Find a normal life with Sleep apnea with comfortable masks. Sleep apnea affects 3 million French people. But only 860,000 are diagnosed and managed with continuous positive airway pressure (CPP) therapy. How to explain this impressive gap? What solutions can encourage more people to seek treatment? The point with Myriam Benbassat Hozé, product manager masks and oxygen therapy at Philips.
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that prevents people with sleep apnea. Specifically, their trachea closes regularly during the night, causing a stop of breathing for a few seconds. If this disorder causes fatigue and sleepiness in the day, it can also cause long-term stroke and heart or heart disease.
3 million people concerned
“Everyone can be affected, including children, but overweight people are more likely to develop this disorder, as are people over 65 who are 2 to 3 times more likely. that men are 2 to 3 times more affected than women “says Myriam Benbassat Hozé, product manager masks and oxygen therapy at Philips.
According to several studies, sleep apnea affects 3 million people in France, but only 860,000 would benefit from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment . It is a small device with a turbine that keeps the trachea open by sending a continuous stream of air through a mask. A paraphernalia that can scare, but has been modernized to be as unobtrusive and comfortable as possible. The machines sending air are small (they stand on a bedside table) and almost silent. As for the masks to put on the face, they are now light and flexible. “Our masks make it easier for patients to accept their treatment and comfort is no longer an option for these treatments, which are usually for life”.
An innovative mask with freedom of movement
Launched in 2016, the DreamWear range from Philips offers ergonomic masks whose pipe connecting them to the machine is placed above the head and not in front of the face. “An innovation that provides a clear field of vision to read or watch television just before falling asleep , and also gives patients some freedom of movement, including allowing them to sleep on their stomachs if they want. ” Always with a view to providing maximum comfort, these masks do not make red traces on the face in the morning according to 78% of users.
If until now the range offered only two masks (one with minimal contact for people breathing through the nose but sleeping with their mouths closed, and a nasal mask perfectly suited for gentlemen with a mustache), it has just been enriched with the naso-oral mask. “The latter is suitable for people who sleep open mouth because a bubble arises under the nose and encompasses the mouth” glides Myriam Benbassat Hozé. Here again, freedom of movement and clear field of vision are at the rendezvous. Not to mention a certain ease of installation since this mask is attached with magnetic clips and easy maintenance as it is dishwasher safe. When comfort and simplicity combine to optimize the effectiveness of a treatment ….
Mandatory Legal Notices: DreamWear is a range of masks manufactured by Philips and intended to serve as an interface for the application of a CPAP treatment or at two levels of pressure during a treatment against the respiratory insufficiency or the syndrome obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This Class IIa device is a regulated health product that bears, under this regulation, the CE marking, the conformity assessment of which has been carried out by TÜV. Read the user manual provided with the device carefully for safe use. For more information on the DreamWear mask, click here .
Find a normal life with Sleep apnea with comfortable masks
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