ApneaLink – identify those who are most at risk
- Easy and accurate
- Comfortable and convenient
- Simple reporting with graphic risk indicators
- Optional oximetry
Which patients need to be screened?
A range of symptoms and comorbidities may accompany SDB.
- Loud irregular snoring
- Pronounced daytime fatigue and drowsiness
- Impaired concentration and irritability
- Diabetes Mellitus Type II
- Erectile dysfunction
Sleep apnea – a ‘hidden epidemic’ for too long
Sleep apnea has been silently troubling millions of people worldwide. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common forms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). SDB affects not only patients’ sleep, but their waking lives, health and safety. The risks are multiplied for patients with hypertension, cardiac problems and diabetes.
Easy for patients to use in the comfort of their own home
- Worn like a belt, around the chest area
- Lightweight, does not disrupt sleep
- Easy to use, attach and detach
Untreated SDB – the consequences
- One out of 20 adults suffer from SDB1.
- A significant percentage remain untreated.
- 9.1% of work-related injuries are attributed to sleep disorders2 and people
- with untreated sleep apnea are at increased risk of a workplace accident.
- SDB is associated with serious comorbidities such as hypertension, cardiac problems and diabetes.
1. Young T, Peppard P, et al. Epidemiology of OSA. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002, 165:1217-35
2. Wake up Australia: the value of healthy sleep. Report by Access Economics Pty Ltd for Sleep Health Australia: 2005