Some brief facts on Sleep Apnea in Australia

Sleep Apnea is highly prevalent in Australia and snoring and sleepiness are common symptoms presenting to General Practice

The relationship between OSA and other health risks is well established

 

 Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing 1,2,3,4

Hypertension

 

Resistant HT

 

Obesity

 

Type 2 Diabetes

 

1 Silversberg, D.; 2 Logan et al.; 3 O’Keefe et al.; 4 Einhorn et al.

There are many barriers that currently inhibit the effective diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). These include:

Healthy Sleep Solutions is dedicated to removing these barriers by providing you with a convenient, cost effective and simple solution for the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of OSA.

Our team of patient centric sleep technicians are expert at facilitating home-based, ambulatory sleep studies and are also best placed to provide treatment solutions and ongoing follow up to those patients identified with sleep apnea. Our focus is on offering both you and your patient a convenient and simple end to end disease management solution for sleep apnea.

 

1 Marshall NS, Bartlett DJ, Matharu KS, Williams A, Grunstein RR. Prevalence of treatment choices for snoring and sleep apnea in an Australian population. J Clin Sleep Med 2007;3:695–9
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 Medical Services Advisory Committee, Public Summary Document, Application No. 1130 – Unattended Sleep Studies in the Diagnosis and Reassessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea March 2010
6 Crummy F, Piper AJ, Naughton MT. Obesity and the lung: 2. Obesity and sleep disordered breathing. Thorax 2008;63:738–46
7 Fatigue and Transport Working Party (Ad hoc sub-committee of the Australasian Sleep Association 03-04)

 
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