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Sleep disorders affect more than 1.5 million Australians or 5% of the population. It is estimated that 80% of people with a sleep disorder are undiagnosed and remain at risk. There are over 70 clinically diagnosed sleep disorders. Most sleep disorders are preventable or treatable.*

Research shows that sleep apnea is associated with many serious conditions. Left untreated, your sleep apnea can be a contributing risk factor to:

High blood pressure

83% of people who are on multiple medications for high blood pressure also have sleep apnea 50% of people with high blood pressure also have sleep apnea

Stroke

Almost 70% of people who have had a stroke have sleep apnea

Type 2 diabetes

58% of patients with type 2 Diabetes also have sleep apnea

Obesity

77% of people who are obese (Body Mass Index greater than 30) have obstructive sleep apnea

Motor vehicle accidents

A person with sleep apnea is 7 times more likely to have a motor vehicle accident.

Treating sleep apnea can reduce the risk of developing associated diseases.

Other risks associated with Sleep Apnea

People with untreated obstructive sleep apnea are:

  • More likely to have a heart attack
  • 7 times more likely to suffer a stroke

Genesis SleepCare doctors are leaders in sleep service provision; we provide expert diagnosis and treatment for a range of sleep disorders, such as: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA), Restless Leg Syndrome, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Sleep Terrors, Sleepwalking, Sleep Paralysis, REM Behaviour Sleep Disorder.

References:

http://www.sleep.org.au/documents/item/69
http://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/pdfs/news/Reawakening%20Australia.pdf
https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2013/199/8/public-health-implications-sleep-loss-community-burden

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Koskenvuo M, Kaprio J, Telakivi T, Partinen M, Heikkilä K, Sarna S. Snoring as a risk factor for ischaemic heart disease and stroke in men. BMJ (Clin Res Ed) 1987;294:16–9
Young T, Palta M, Dempsey J, Skatrud J, Weber S, Badr S. The occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged adults. N Engl J Med1993;328:1230–5
Bearpark H, Elliott L, Grunstein R, et al. Snoring and sleep apnea. A population study in Australian men. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1995;151:1459–6
Medical Services Advisory Committee, Public Summary Document, Application No. 1130 – Unattended Sleep Studies in the Diagnosis and Reassessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea March 2010
Crummy F, Piper AJ, Naughton MT. Obesity and the lung: 2. Obesity and sleep disordered breathing. Thorax 2008;63:738–46
Fatigue and Transport Working Party (Ad hoc sub-committee of the Australasian Sleep Association 03-04)

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