Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects an estimated 1.5 billion adults globally.1 It imposes a significant risk of developing chronic health conditions, including hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, depression, cardiac arrest and respiratory failure, cancer, and a shorter lifespan.
Untreated OSA impairs quality of life with diminishing relationships, excessive daytime sleepiness, workplace errors and productivity loss, traffic accidents, and healthcare costs and liabilities.2,3 Early OSA intervention helps improve quality of life and avoid the hefty financial burden (estimated USD 153,477) in managing related complications every year.4
Intelligent airway pressure therapies that support remote medical monitoring and offer a range of ergonomic masks can improve sleep duration, experience, comfort, and confidence in maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
Reliable pressure and mask comfort improve experience.
Consistent and auto-personalizing air pressure level, lack of nasal congestion, humidity-controlled breathing environment, ergonomic and unobtrusive mask design (non-chocking and non-claustrophobic) improves user comfort, experience, and compliance.6
Instant access to feedback and tools raise satisfaction.
IoT and telemedicine remotely connect users to instant therapy feedback, professional advice, and support tools, significantly reinforcing user satisfaction, confidence, and adherence to CPAP, while saving money on doctor visits, transportation, and work absences.7
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