Your therapy for sleep apnea can have a dramatic impact on not just your quality of sleep, but your quality of life as well. Up until now, trying to track your progress may have been a challenge. However, modern technology has made it easier for you to take control of your own sleep therapy.
DreamMapper helps you track more than just sleep
Nowadays there seems to be an app for everything – including your sleep therapy. The DreamMapper app is available for both IOS and Android users. Simply visit the iTunes store or Google Play, respectively, to download the app to your phone or tablet.
The DreamMapper app can help you track the following sleep therapy functions:
- Amount of therapy usage
- Mask fit
- AHI or apnea hypopnea index
Compatible with many machines
Beyond the tracking function, the app also helps to educate the patient by offering free videos and guides that focus on obstructive sleep apnea and the Philips Respironics Dreamstation or SystemOne sleep therapy equipment. Similar to playing video games, the app allows you to set goals for your therapy, unlock levels of achievement to help you stay the course, as well as set helpful reminders on routine maintenance including cleaning or replacing your machine.
The following devices are compatible with the DreamMapper app:
- DreamStation CPAP
- DreamStation CPAP Pro
- DreamStation Auto CPAP
- REMstar Pro C-Flex
- REMstar Pro C-Flex+
- REMstar Auto A-Flex
- BiPAP Pro Bi-Flex
- BiPAP Auto Bi-Flex
- BiPAP AutoSV Advanced System One
It is highly suggested that you wear one of the Philips Respironics masks in order to participate fully in the DreamMapper app. This includes users who wear the Respironics Amara Full Face Mask, the Respironics Nuance Pro-Gel Pillows Mask, among other models.
DreamMapper helps you stay informed
Regular use of this kind of app can greatly increase your quality of sleep while also helping you stay in compliance with health safety rules and regulations. Rather than having to totally rely on your medical professionals to track your progress, you can use the app to see for yourself how you are progressing in your sleep therapy. If you see that you can use improvement in certain areas, simply set a new goal and start working towards achieving it on your own terms!
Having this information stored in a computer is also beneficial because it can easily be tracked over the long term. No more having to track your progress using bulky notebooks and sheets of paper that can be torn or lost. It is also easier to share your private information with your doctor who can then make better-informed decisions about your long-term therapy plans.
Medical devices and apps like the DreamMapper are here to help make your sleep therapy much more comfortable and easier to implement. However, it is up to you to actually use it on a regular basis. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor for support on making the app a permanent part of your sleep therapy.