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
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
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.
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