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Statistics

 

General Statistics

• Adults require an average of 8 to 8.5 hours of sleep each night
• Sleep problems add an estimated $15.9 billion to national health care costs
• 84 classifications of sleep disorders exist

Sleep Apnea Statistics

• Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea
• An estimated 10 million Americans remain undiagnosed
• Over 50% of all apnea cases are diagnosed in people aged 40 and over
• More prevalent in men than women
• 4 to 9% of middle-aged men suffer from apnea
• 2 to 4% of middle-aged women suffer from apnea


Source: www.SleepMed.md

Important Sleep Facts:

• Sleep apnea is as prevalent as adult diabetes and asthma. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 18 million Americans, or roughly 20 percent of the U.S. adult population, suffer from sleep apnea.
• As many as 90 percent of all OSA cases remain undiagnosed.
• The consequences: Disruptive consequences include daytime fatigue, depression, irritability, sexual dysfunction, learning and memory difficulties, and falling asleep while at work, on the phone or driving. Life threatening consequences include congestive heart failure, stroke, irregular heart rhythms, cardiovascular disease and fatal car accidents.
• It is estimated that about one third of all patients with heart failure have obstructive sleep apnea, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
• OSA sufferers are three times more likely to have automobile accidents than non-sufferers.

Source: www.SleepApneaInfo.com