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What matters
most is you

Delivering better care for you

The small things that many of us take for granted can be overwhelming for people living with sleep and respiratory conditions. Climbing the stairs to read a bedtime story to a loved one. Blowing out the candles on your 50th birthday. Walking to the shops to get the ingredients for the family’s favorite meal. Small moments that make life richer.

We want you to be able to do the things that matter to you. That’s why we’re doing more to improve the quality and safety of your sleep or breathing device.

Philips Respironics knows that what we do today affects your life tomorrow. That’s why we continue to put quality and safety at the heart of everything we do to deliver devices and solutions you can trust:

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We are continuously improving our processes today and in the future.

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We are reviewing our suppliers to ensure they are delivering the quality we require.

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We have expanded the number of testing labs to ensure components are rigorously checked and tested.

Philips Respironics knows how difficult it is to live with a sleep or respiratory condition. Some measures we’re taking to provide the service and support you need include:

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Tools like DreamMapper provide coaching and support to keep your therapy on track.

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A sleep apnea quiz to help patients understand their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) risk.

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Supporting clinicians with resources to help manage your therapy efficiently.

As pioneers in sleep and respiratory care, Philips Respironics knows to search for new and innovative ways to help you live a better life:

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From sleep apnea machines that help you sleep more comfortably to portable oxygen therapy that lets you breeze through the airport, Philps continues to find innovative new ways to help you live a healthier and more fulfilled life.

Discover what matters most to patients like you

Master patient video of Tim

What matters most to Tim

Grandfather and sports fan living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

I have grandchildren. I have energy to play and have more fun with them. I can work out and do more things.

Every morning when I wake up, I think how lucky I am to have my faith and to be surrounded by the people I love. My wife, my daughters and my grandkids. They mean the world to me.


My health is important, too. I’ve always worked out. Even have my own gym in the basement. When my daughters were teenagers, I helped them train. It was a great bonding experience.

So, when I was hit by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), it affected us all. I was tired all day. Obviously when you're not in your best mood, you're not that much fun to be around. If they wanted to go for a hike, or to the park and play, and I was too tired, it took the joy out of it for them.

OSA also impacted my hobby as a consultant analyst for the local football team. To help them stay on top of their game, I have to be at my best, but without sleep that’s not so easy.

Having an OSA device fitted was the answer. It changed everything. I was no longer tired during the day and my moods improved. I was able to enjoy more family time, especially with my grandkids. We have so much fun together.

What matters now is to stay strong for my family. I work out every day. And now my little three-year-old granddaughter joins in doing yoga with my daughter. She’s got more energy than all of us put together."


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Master patient video of Alex

What matters most to Alex

Drummer and editor living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

I hope to be able to get enough stamina and find a bunch of people who want to play music. I don't want to be in a famous band. I just want to be able to get together a couple of times a week and play for a couple of hours.

I probably shouldn’t be here. About 14 years ago, I woke up one Sunday morning and couldn’t draw breath. It was scary. I literally couldn’t get anything into my lungs. I thought it was all over. I ended up in hospital for a week and was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).


It gave me plenty of time to reflect on my life. All the different jobs I’ve done, how lucky I was to meet my wife when I was a cab driver and my time as a session drummer playing with some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll.


Today, I carry more than memories around with me. I also have my oxygen tanks. I need four tanks a day. Plus my nebulizer and other bits. Together with pulmonary rehab three times a week, these are what help to keep me going.


I have more stamina. I can walk further without having to stop and sit. I can lift things and even clean the cat litter box. They’re little things, but they matter to me.


Books matter, too. They’ve always been my escape from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). I’ve read about 4,000. I proofread and edit books for authors who are starting out. I like to support others where I can. Which brings me back to drumming.


Not many people can say they got to jam with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. But I can. As long as I have the strength and energy to swing my sticks, I’ll keep playing. So if anyone out there is looking for a seasoned drummer, you know where to find me."


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Master patient video of Katie

What matters most to Kathie

Grandmother, friend and traveler living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

What matters most to me is making memories with my family and my friends, no matter where they are.

 If ten years ago someone told me I’d be visiting the Grand Canyon, I wouldn’t have believed them. Going anywhere of any distance wasn’t an option. I was a smoker from an early age. I must have been 13 when I had my first cigarette. I didn’t think too much about it back then, everyone was doing it. But these things have a way of coming back to bite you.


I struggled to do things. I couldn’t get my breath. Even vacuuming was a problem. At first the doctor thought it was asthma. But it turned out to be Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). I thought, well this is it. This is how my life was going to be.


Having oxygen was literally a breath of fresh air. I was able to do things again. Be more mobile. I could go over to my best friend Linda’s house for a sleepover and not have to worry about my medicine because I had my portable device.


Also, I have two grown up boys and grandchildren who all live in Arizona, and now I had the freedom to visit them more often.


We drove out to the Painted Dessert together, and that’s when I knew I should travel more. When you get to my age, it’s not material things that matter, it’s experiences. Making more memories with the people who matter to you.


When I think how I struggled walking up a flight of stairs a few years back, I’ve come a long way. I really do feel on top of the world."


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