Royal Philips has launched the DreamWear Full face CPAP mask, the third mask option available for its DreamWear mask system, according to a company press release. Philips launched the mask at the Medtrade Spring conference this week in Las Vegas. 

The new DreamWear Full face mask was designed to expand on current Dream Family offerings, with the goal of providing a better option for sleep apnea patients who breathe through their mouths.

cpap_philips_dreamwear-full2Philips DreamWear Full face features include:

  • ComfortUsers rate the DreamWear Full face mask more comfortable and less intimidating than their prescribed mask, according to Philips.
  • Convenience: The mask directs airflow through the frame and removes the hose from the front of the face, giving patients more freedom to sleep comfortably in any position they desire. 
  • Quality: The DreamWear Full face mask was built with a thorough understanding of facial geometries to provide patients with clinically proven fit, comfort and seal.

According to a recent Philips survey, US sleep apnea patients say the top challenges to using CPAP therapy are that the mask can leave red marks on the face (40%) and the hose gets in the way (42%). Additionally, 35% of US patients say traditional masks limit their range of motion. 

With these challenges in mind, Philips Respironics used the company’s proprietary design tools to analyze facial data from thousands of 3D scans to create a design that prevents red marks, discomfort, and irritation on the nose bridge.

“We’ve found that patients’ acceptance and adherence to PAP therapy for sleep apnea are very much rooted in selecting a properly-fitting, effective and comfortable mask,” said Dr Teofilo Lee-Chiong, chief medical liaison at Philips. “Our recent survey highlights the challenges that therapy users are experiencing all over the world and validates the work Philips has been doing to help them to improve their quality of life.”

More information is available at the company’s website.