Philips goes over the nose

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips has launched the DreamWisp, an over-the-nose nasal mask that allows patients with sleep apnea to sleep in any position. With a robust nasal cushion and top-of-the-head design, DreamWisp delivers a new level of comfort and freedom of movement, providing patients with the therapy option that best suits their needs, the company says. Many patients with sleep apnea have difficulty adhering to their therapy because of the discomfort associated with CPAP masks. For those who need an over-the-nose mask, the front facial tube is often cited as the main reason why patients chose to forgo sleep apnea treatment. Philips says the DreamWisp mask solves this problem by bringing the benefit of the top-of-the-head tube design to users who benefit from the seal of an over-the-nose cushion, yet continue to deal with the challenges of frontal tubing. With the DreamWisp, patients now have the option to apply an over the-nose cushion to their DreamWear masks, providing an extra level of comfort and the opportunity to improve therapy adherence, the company says.