DENVER, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips Respironics, a division of Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), will be participating in this year's SLEEP 2016 event (June 11-15), to highlight its vision for the future of innovation in sleep. As part of the 30th anniversary meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), Philips will showcase several of its cutting-edge solutions in connected sleep and respiratory care as well as reinforce its commitment to providing innovations designed to enhance sleep. As part of an ongoing collaboration, Philips has invited Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of The Sleep Revolution, to serve as a special guest speaker and share her passion for healthy sleep at the Philips salon dinner during SLEEP 2016.
For the past 40 years, Philips has been leading research and innovating solutions to bring sound sleep even to those with serious sleep disorders like sleep apnea. This year's SLEEP meeting comes at a critical time, as not only has the number of patients seeking medical care for sleep disorders increased by 266 percent over the last ten years*, but the world is waking up to the challenge of healthy sleep, its impact on overall health and the need for a good's night rest. As a greater population of people aims to improve their sleep, behavior change will be a large challenge that Philips is primed to address.
"For more than four decades, we've been developing revolutionary diagnostic treatment and monitoring solutions to meet the needs of sleep physicians and real people with sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition," said John Frank, CEO, Sleep and Respiratory Care, Philips. "This journey brought us insights, experience and passion to broaden our approach because we see opportunities to improve sleep broadly beyond treating sleep apnea. We understand sleep as the third pillar of health next to nutrition and exercise, and now we are looking to the future for all people who need help with improving their sleep quality. Our goal is to make good sleep possible for everyone."
As a leader in the sleep community, Philips has demonstrated success in supporting over 7 million patients through its EncoreAnywhere platform, the world's most widely used compliance management system. Building on the company's longstanding leadership, Philips is looking to help the world wake up to better sleep by providing next generation software applications and informatics that enable its customers to better manage patients and improve lives. During the annual SLEEP event, Philips will present innovations that will help people to get a good night's rest, including DreamStation PAP device, Philips' masks such as DreamWear and AmaraView, and supporting patient management programs. In a dedicated area at the show (booth 213), Philips will showcase its vision for healthy sleep and its impact on healthy living. The company's evolving product lines have been created to better address the needs of sleep apnea patients by incorporating patient feedback to provide solutions that continue to offer a better patient experience and encourage long-term therapy.
To further demonstrate Philips' commitment to educate and engage patients and consumers, Arianna Huffington will be speaking at an invitation-only salon dinner during SLEEP 2016. Most recently, Philips joined Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post for a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of sleep deprivation and support improved sleep habits globally. During the salon dinner, Arianna Huffington will offer a sweeping exploration of sleep, from its rich history to the latest science with an emphasis on how it can transform our lives.
To see the entire portfolio of sleep-disordered breathing products, visit Philips Respironics at booth 101 as well as the additional booth 213 where Philips will be showcasing its holistic vision for healthy sleep and its impact on healthy living. For updates on Philips' presence at SLEEP 2016, visit http://philips.to/1sdjDqI and for more information on Philips' advanced solutions for sleep and respiratory care and updates from the show, follow @PhilipsLiveFrom and @PhilipsResp.
* Ford ES, Wheaton AG, Cunningham TJ, Giles WH, Chapman DP, Croft JB. Trends in outpatient visits for insomnia, sleep apnea, and prescriptions for sleep medications among US adults: findings from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey 1999-2010.
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About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 69,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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