Are you a snorer? Snoring is one of the key signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a potentially risky sleep disorder that affects approximately five to six percent of the adult population and two to three percent of children. More than two-thirds of all people with sleep apnea are not diagnosed, and therefore not being treated for this dangerous disorder that can increase the risk of other serious chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Philips is committed to helping increase people’s understanding of the seriousness of sleep disorders such as sleep deprivation and OSA, and to helping improve health and well-being. That is why on World Sleep Day, Philips pledges to help those who are at risk for or have OSA.
On World Sleep Day 2013 Philips pledges to screen one million people worldwide for OSA over the next five years.
If you think you might be at risk for OSA, do something good for your health today by taking the risk assessment test. We also invite you to share the risk assessment test with your loved ones who you think might be at risk, so they can get the help they need. Follow the thermometer to watch Philips’ progress towards one million OSA screenings worldwide!
OSA is the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing. People who have OSA stop breathing repeatidly during sleep due to a narrowing or closure of their upper-airway.
Review materials and resources to help you or someone you know who may suffre from OSA.
To learn more about World Sleep Day activities taking place around the world, visit Philips' country-specific sites.