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David T, Katherine

David has been a farmer since 1962 but his abilityto perform his daily farm duties was being hindered by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

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Philips understands that people in remote or rural communities are just as likely to have sleep apnea as people in big cities.

Until recently, the town of Katherine, a small community 320 kilometers southeast of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, didn’t have sleep services.

 

To address this unmet need, Philips established a sleep clinic in Katherine with remote patient diagnostic abilities.

I get a decent night’s sleep now. I've got more energy definitely.”

It was this clinic which positively impacted the well-being of David Thompson following a referral from his sleep and respiratory specialist.

 

David has been a farmer since 1962 but his ability to perform his daily farm duties was being hindered by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is where an individual stops breathing before waking with a gasp. OSA if not treated can lead to cardiac disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. David was waking 15 times per hour which meant that the quality of his nightly sleep was poor and this in turn affected his health, his work and family life.

 

To treat his OSA, David started using the Philips Respironics DreamStation CPAP which detects breathing irregularities and automatically triggers a pressure adjustment to keep a patient’s airway open. The DreamStation then forwards David’s sleep data to the sleep clinic which allows his clinician and Philips’ sleep therapy consultant to monitor his nightly breathing without David having to leave his farm. David now sleeps through the night.

 

David is now getting a decent night's sleep and has more energy - he no longer takes day time naps. David can now return to doing what he does best, attending to his farm. Follow David’s story below.

Philips understands that people in remote or rural communities are just as likely to have sleep apnea as people in big cities.

 

Until recently, the town of Katherine, a small community 320 kilometers southeast of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, didn’t have sleep services.

 

To address this unmet need, Philips established a sleep clinic in Katherine with remote patient diagnostic abilities.

I get a decent night’s sleep now. I've got more energy definitely.”

It was this clinic which positively impacted the well-being of David Thompson following a referral from his sleep and respiratory specialist.

 

David has been a farmer since 1962 but his ability to perform his daily farm duties was being hindered by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is where an individual stops breathing before waking with a gasp. OSA if not treated can lead to cardiac disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. David was waking 15 times per hour which meant that the quality of his nightly sleep was poor and this in turn affected his health, his work and family life.

 

To treat his OSA, David started using the Philips Respironics DreamStation CPAP which detects breathing irregularities and automatically triggers a pressure adjustment to keep a patient’s airway open. The DreamStation then forwards David’s sleep data to the sleep clinic which allows his clinician and Philips’ sleep therapy consultant to monitor his nightly breathing without David having to leave his farm. David now sleeps through the night.

 

David is now getting a decent night's sleep and has more energy - he no longer takes day time naps. David can now return to doing what he does best, attending to his farm. Follow David’s story below.

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Philips Sleepeasy can help you with your CPAP treatment

 

As one of the oldest and largest homecare providers in Australia, we can help you succeed with your CPAP treatment to rediscover a good night's sleep.

 

Our personalised CPAP treatment programs make it easier for you to engage with your care and integrate it into everyday life.

Personalised Sleepeasy CPAP trial*
 

Using years of experience, we have combined our best practices with the latest global innovations to create a CPAP coaching program proven to give you a significantly improved treatment success rate.
* Includes one month trial of a CPAP device, with humidifier, mask (with complimentary exchanges to try other types), unlimited phone and face-to-face support from trained CPAP consultants, and daily therapy feedback through DreamMapper. Visit or call your nearest Sleepeasy store for pricing and applicable terms and conditions.

Personalised Sleepeasy CPAP trial*

Using years of experience, we have combined our best practices with the latest global innovations to create a CPAP coaching program proven to give you a significantly improved treatment success rate.
* Includes one month trial of a CPAP device, with humidifier, mask (with complimentary exchanges to try other types), unlimited phone and face-to-face support from trained CPAP consultants, and daily therapy feedback through DreamMapper. Visit or call your nearest Sleepeasy store for pricing and applicable terms and conditions.

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