1. DreamMapper is a mobile and web application that keeps you actively informed about your previous night’s therapy – with information like mask fit and therapy hours – so you know you are getting what’s needed for the great night’s sleep you deserve.
DreamMapper provides all of the following:
• Bluetooth® data transfer from your Philips PAP;
• Daily feedback about your treatment and your therapy results;
• Personalize your treatment management by setting alerts and personal goals;
• Find the answers to your questions through a rich content including informational videos and guides;
• Receive notifications about your therapy and your DreamMapper compatible equipment;
Learn more about DreamMapper and the Philips devices it supports at www.dreammapper.com.
Philips CPAP devices treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) so that you can sleep better at night and be more active during the day.
Part of the Dream Family
DreamMapper is part of the Dream Family from Philips Respironics. The Dream Family offers innovative, comprehensive sleep therapy technology like:
• DreamWear: It looks different because it is different. The ingenious open-face design provides exceptional comfort with an optimal fit, easy freedom of movement and the ability to choose your most comfortable sleep position. DreamWear is User-friendly in every possible way.
• DreamStation: Embrace your care with confidence with our most innovative obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) technology. With easy-to-navigate menus, remote diagnostics, a sleek, compact profile and incredibly quiet operation, DreamStation helps make it simple to start, customize and continue your OSA therapy.
• DreamStation Go: Whether you’re traveling for business or venturing out on the vacation of a lifetime, DreamStation Go provides an easy, reliable and portable PAP experience for users who refuse to compromise.
Philips DreamMapper has access to the following permissions:
Approximate location (network-based): This is to set up Bluetooth communication. A location is required to acquire the pair.
Read the contents of your USB storage: This is needed to access the scanned and stored image that the camera takes of the Device Serial Number (DSN).
Take pictures and videos: Used to scan the DSN.
Receive data from Internet: DreamMapper needs to communicate with its Data Center.
View network connections: Wi-Fi setup as well as the need for DreamMapper to communicate with its Data Center.
Pair with Bluetooth devices: First-time connection to another Bluetooth device.
Access Bluetooth settings: First-time connection to another Bluetooth device.
Full network access: DreamMapper needs to communicate with its Data Center.
Prevent device from sleeping: Prevents the phone from “going to sleep” while playing videos.
A Necessary Tool for the Phillips CPAP
I have found the Phillips Dreamware app to be a necessary diagnostic tool for helping me understand the quality of my sleep each night. I have been using it for many months now. The application indicates how long you wore the mask, the effectiveness of the seal it had with your face, and the overall AHI sleep index with a breakdown for the number of occurrences of obstructive apnea, clear airway apnea, and hypopnea during the sleep period. You can also generate column chart graphs for up to 90 days that show how long the mask was worn, the effectiveness of the seal, and the overall AHI index for each sleep period during the chosen span of days. Note: the breakdown of the AHI index is only shown for each sleep period. The only bug I have observed with the app is when it pops up an error message saying it failed to connect via Bluetooth, and yet when you click "OK" the data usually transfers despite the error warning (false error). One nice additional feature would be to download the sleep data as a CSV or tab delimited file so that you can better look at the raw data in Excel or some other spreadsheet tool of choice (for those who are more analytically minded).
This app is an excellent idea and very useful. The resources are great. The one and only thing preventing me from giving this a 5-star rating is the repeated failure of the Bluetooth updates to my iPad. Sometimes it takes a day or two for the data to show up on the iPad even though the data is clearly on the DreamStation. I refresh and attempt to update many times each morning. Sometimes the data shows up after a couple of attempts; other times it is delay for up to 48 hours. Makes no sense at all. Update: The recent update failed to fix the problem with missing data. I have verified with my provider that the data IS in the machine on the SD card; but frequently fails to download to this app. The problem is random. Sometimes the data arrives after a few days, sometimes never at all. I will say that data arrives better than 90% of the time; but this problem makes the reports out of the app useless. Very disappointing...
Annoying app, but useful...
First off, I do use this app daily to view the quality and the direction of my sleep each day. I have used that information to train myself to sleep more and understand the quality of my sleep. The interface presents little information beyond the basics, and the Bluetooth connection is difficult on my iPhone 5. This is one of the few apps that I have difficulty with and that creates much annoyance. It will not stay paired with my iPhone and requires a re-pairing frequently. I know it's the app because the apps for my cars stay paired pretty much permanently even when I am away from the car for long periods. I am surprised that this has been missed by the Phillips engineers but nonetheless it is so. Because the CPAP machine is mounted permanently at a lower level than my bed it is difficult to turn the knobs and dials and the machine has to be restarted frequently to get the readings, but the information it provides is worth it even if annoying.