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Philips launches India sleep survey report

Launches Care Orchestrator Sleep and Respiratory Care management system

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, released the findings of the India Sleep Survey Report titled ‘Philips Global Sleep Survey 2021’. Released ahead of World Sleep Day 2021, the report focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep health as well as the increase in the adoption of digital health technologies due to the pandemic. Highlighting the importance of digital health technologies, 60 per cent of the Indians said that they have used or are willing to use telehealth for sleep-related concerns.

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The report highlighted that since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian adults experienced new sleep challenges like difficulty falling asleep (37 per cent), difficulty staying asleep (27 per cent), and waking up during the night (39 per cent).

The survey also focussed on the adverse effects that sleep apnea has on patients. The study reported that 80 per cent of patients with sleep apnea experience daytime drowsiness while only 52 per cent of those who do not have sleep apnea experience the same.

Philips also announced the launch of its Care Orchestrator Sleep and Respiratory Care management system. The system enables clinicians and healthcare institutions to drive superior health outcomes by remotely monitoring and managing all sleep apnea and respiratory patients with a single system.

Chhitiz Kumar, Business Leader, Precision Diagnosis and Connected Care, Philips Indian Subcontinent said, “Philips Care Orchestrator Sleep and Respiratory Care management system is one such breakthrough solution that will enable healthcare institutions and practitioners to remotely monitor and manage all their sleep apnea and respiratory patients with a single system. As we head into the next decade, Philips is focused on designing a future where technology leveraged across the entire sleep ecosystem can help people get the most out of their lives.”

Dr JC Suri, Director and Head, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi and Founder, President and Chairman, Indian Sleep Disorders Association said, “Brands like Philips and the physician community have an important role to play in this regard. While brands work on sensitizing people towards sleep apnea, it is also vital to equip physicians with the right know-how to screen, diagnose and treat sleep disorders in general and sleep apnea in particular. Only then we would be able to bring significant improvement in the sleep health of India.”

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