Sleep apnea is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders. It is most often caused by an obstruction in the respiratory tract, preventing air from entering the lungs. People with untreated sleep apnea choke during their sleep and even wake up due to this, which disrupts the sleeping pattern. The disruption in the supply of air deprives the brain and the rest of the body of enough oxygen leading to very serious consequences, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Delivering a steady flow of air into the airway is an effective solution.
A 2009 AIIMS study estimated that the number of the patients suffering from OSA is assumed to be strongly underestimated, studies suggest that the prevalence of OSA in the Indian population is 13 % and out of them only 4 % go to the doctor with the symptoms. Interestingly the incidence is three-fold higher in men as compared to women.
The key to managing the situation is a Sleep apnea therapy can help you sleep better at night and be more active during the day. Philips Healthcare recently launched the Dream Mapper solution that contains an app and a web-based software to track your sleep. DreamMapper will let you know how your night’s sleep went and how you’re progressing. It will also tell you if you’re not making progress and offers helpful guides to get you back on track.
The good news is that Philips Healthcare is launching the DreamMapper solution in India this week at Kolkatta. You can view the launch live on this Facebook Live Link: https://www.facebook.com/PhilipsIndia/ on Nov 18th, 1 PM IST.
We at Healthcare India are really excited about this new product and would be happy to receive any feedback or questions you have about the product. If you have already used this product or have any reviews do send it to us and we will be happy to discuss more.