Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

45% of adults are
occasional snorers

and 25% are
habitual snorers.

Snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea

It’s important to detect, identify and treat sleep disorders because disorders that affect individuals’ sleep quality can also affect their health.


Unless a person has sleep apnea, snoring is usually not considered a health problem and normally does not bother the person who is snoring. 


Developed by Dr. Murray Johns, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a reliable and simple tool that has been used all over the world since 1991. 

Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Like adults, children can also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA in children and adults is when the upper airways become partially or completely blocked repeatedly during sleep. In children, OSA can cause a number of issues such as delayed growth, general health issues, slow cognitive development, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), etc. Non-restorative sleep can have negative effects such as fatigue, nervousness as well as concentration and memory difficulties. These are some of the reasons why it’s important to detect, identify and treat sleep disorders.

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How is Sleep Apnea Treated?


Diagnostic and Sleep Testing

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Sleepiness at Work: A Number of Occupations at Risk

Sleep disorders can affect a person’s ability to stay awake during the day and to perform certain tasks. Sleepiness at work is the leading cause of workplace deaths and can lead to serious injuries. A person who has sleep apnea is seven times more likely to have an accident than someone who does not. Some occupations present a higher risk of accidents  for people with sleep apnea.

Examples of occupations:

  • Drivers (truck, taxi, Uber, bus, train, etc.)
  • Pilots, air traffic controllers
  • Heavy equipment operators and industrial machine operators
  • Movers
  • Shift workers
  • Police officers, ambulance attendants, firefighters, doctors
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