Find COVID-19 information specific to our Sleep and Respiratory Care solutions

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DreamStation sleep apnea therapy machines

Connecting you to new sleep possibilities

    Take charge with ease and confidence

    DreamStation is responsive, informative, easy-to-use and connects remotely to your care team. In virtually every way, it’s designed to make it comfortable to help you stay committed to your treatment.

    iF design award

    Philips Respironics is the most prescribed sleep therapy system in the U.S. by sleep physicians.2

    Colorful display with icon-based navigation system

    Among the leading CPAP brands, features a comprehensive selection of wireless options, including Bluetooth, cellular and WiFi1


    Confirms every morning that your device was working properly through the night, and provides maintenance alerts and reminders every 30 days


    Comes with the DreamMapper app, which provides you with details about your progress

    Pack performance everywhere you go with the DreamStation Go portable CPAP

    Ditch the hose nose and sleep in any position you want

    Ditch the hose nose and sleep in any position you want


    At Philips, we know that whatever you do, sleep apnea follows – and we understand that a sound, restful sleep is something you can’t do without. That’s why DreamStation Go Portable PAP machine is an indispensable partner.

    Trusted technology with the same high performance as your DreamStation home machine

    Optional overnight battery for confidence even in locations with unreliable electricity

    Easy to use intuitive color touch screen for quick, simple setup and navigation

    Sleek design and a slim profile with micro-flexible tubing 

    What is CPAP therapy?


    There are several types of sleep therapy machines, but a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common. A CPAP machine is designed to send a constant flow of airway pressure to your throat to so that your airway stays open during sleep, effectively treating the spontaneous pauses in breath associated with sleep apnea.


    Treating your sleep apnea will positively impact your life by increasing your energy, alertness, and overall happiness. Begin a healthier, happier life with sleep therapy.3

    A constant flow of airway pressure to your throat ensures that your airway stays open during sleep.

    A constant flow of airway pressure to your throat ensures that your airway stays open during sleep.

    Benefits of PAP therapy

    CPAP therapy is a noninvasive, highly effective treatment that gently blows air into your nose and/or mouth to prevent your airway from collapsing while you sleep.

    By taking your therapy to heart and using your machine every night, you can see a dramatic improvement in daily life and your overall well-being. 

    Advice & insight

    Stories from people with sleep apnea

    Adjusting to therapy video

    Adjusting to therapy

    Getting fully comfortable with your machine and mask can take a little time, but it will happen – and it’s worth it.

    Starting therapy video

    Starting therapy
    The transition to sleep therapy can be smoother than you might think – and the results can happen faster than you expect.

    Life with therapy video

    Life with therapy

    You can get into a comfortable nighttime routine, and the change in how you feel when you’re awake can be significant.

    CPAP devices myth

    Myth: All CPAP devices are alike.

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    Fact: CPAP devices have different features, including fixed or variable pressure, pressure relief technology and humidification.

    By Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, chief medical liaison, Philips Healthcare Solutions

    PAP therapy solutions: what's the difference?

    CPAP, BiPAP and Auto-adjusting machines

    There are several PAP therapy device options to treat your sleep apnea. Some patients can tolerate a steady, gentle flow of air during sleep, while others require variations in pressure. Talk to your doctor about your unique needs.


    DreamStation is available in Auto CPAP, CPAP Pro, CPAP, DreamStation Go Travel CPAP, Auto BiPAP and BiPAP Pro versions.

    CPAP machines

    CPAP machines

    CPAP provides one level of pressure to your upper airway throughout the night.

    CPAP H2O levels per/cm

    Auto adjusting chart
    Auto-adjusting machines

    BiPAP machines

    BiPAP bi-level provides two levels of pressure throughout the night.

    Bi-level H2O levels per/cm

    Auto adjusting chart
    BiPAP machines

    Auto-adjusting machines

    Auto-adjusting provides a variable pressure throughout the night based on your needs and sleep stage.

    Auto H2O levels per/cm

    Auto adjusting chart
    Get to know your CPAP machine

    Get to know your CPAP machine

    If you’re starting therapy, it’s helpful to understand how your machine’s components work.

    No 1

    Display settings

    CPAP machines have different settings that allow your doctor to adjust air pressure. You should always be sure to use the setting your doctor specifies.

    No 2


    Tubing passes air from the machine to the mask. It’s important to position the tube over or through your headboard so that you don’t pinch it.

    No 3

    Air filter

    Filters ensure that you’re only breathing clean air. Some machines have one filter, while others include an ultra-fine filter.

    A humidifier can connect directly to your machine to add moisture to the air you breathe.


    Replacement schedule4

    Air filter: every month

    Tubing: every 3 months

    DreamStation machine: every 5 years

    Traveling with CPAP


    With travel being restricted due the COVID-19 public health emergency, this travel information should be used to help with future travel plans when freedom to travel is permitted.*

    Wherever you go, sleep apnea follows. To perform at your best — whether you’re on the job or out and about — it’s vitally important to maintain your therapy every night. At Philips, we know that sound, restful sleep is something you simply can’t do without. That’s why we’re providing this information to help you get the sleep you need, anywhere you go.


    Stopping your sleep therapy while you’re traveling can lead to setbacks. Here’s how to travel with your sleep apnea equipment and continue with your adventures.

    Important Note:


    If you are questioned about your CPAP machine, it states that it is “medical equipment” and “suitable for airline use” on the bottom of every Philips machine. CPAP masks can sometimes unexpectedly break as they age.  When travelling, it is a good idea to carry a spare mask.

    Traveling internationally:


    If you’re heading outside of the United States, be sure to bring the proper power adapter or cord. Some countries use different electric currents and outlets. Using the wrong current without an adapter can damage your machine.

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    Frequently asked questions

    When should I start feeling better after beginning to use my CPAP?

    Most people begin to feel better within the first week of use, though for some people it may take a little longer.

    What if I still snore while using my CPAP?

    Snoring while on CPAP should not happen. If it does, contact your doctor. Your pressure level might need to be adjusted.

    What if I lose or gain weight over the course of my treatment or my old symptoms reappear?

    You may need to have your CPAP pressure level adjusted. Contact your doctor.

    If I need to be hospitalized for any reason, should I take my device with me and use it at night?

    Yes. Also, if you are having surgery, it is important to tell the surgeon and the anesthesiologist that you are using CPAP at home. You should also tell the doctor treating you for sleep apnea that you are going into the hospital.

    I just can’t seem to adjust to my CPAP therapy. What should I do?

    Most people will adjust to CPAP in one to two weeks. Occasionally, it may take a little longer if, for example, you are very sensitive to the feel of the mask on your face or the sound of the device. Call your homecare provider or your prescribing physician if you continue to have problems beyond two weeks. Ask if you are eligible to try a bi-level or auto-adjusting device.

    Why use a humidifier with a therapy device?

    Humidifiers are designed to moisturize the air that is being delivered to you from the therapy device. There are two types of humidifiers – heated and unheated. Heated humidifiers do not “heat the air” but will increase the moisture content of the air delivered. Humidifiers can help to reduce some of the side-effects of therapy, such as dry nose.

    What does tubing do?

    The tubing is used to carry the air from the therapy device to the mask. You should clean and inspect your tubing at least once a week to make sure it is clean, bendable and that is doesn’t have any tears. If you think your tubing is ready for replacement, contact your homecare provider.

    What do filters do?

    Therapy devices come with filters. Some devices come with one regular filter and others come with two – one regular filter and one ultra-fine filter. See your device manual for details on caring for your filters.

    Customer services

    Have a product question?
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    1. Internal assessment of 2018 competitive CPAP data comparing to RedMed Airsense10/Aircurve10 platform and Fisher & Paykel Icon series platform
    2. 2016 Philips blinded, incentivized survey of U.S. Sleep Physicians (n=180)
    3. Video: How CPAP controls sleep apnea. (2019). Video: How CPAP controls sleep apnea. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/multimedia/cpap/vid-20084718
    4. It is a good idea to check with your insurance provider about your covered replacement schedule.
    5. To see which CPAP and BiPAP devices are available with DreamMapper, visit here.    


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