Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are a health problem of epidemic proportions which have only recently been recognized and are a major risk for both overall health and safety of individuals and operations in the transportation services industry.

30% of Americans Affected

Sleep Disorders affect nearly 44 million Americans, with an additional 35 million reporting occasional problems. Physicians have described more than 80 sleep disorders, most of which can be managed effectively once they are correctly diagnosed. Common sleep disorders include the following:

Sleep Disorders Affect 1 out of 4 People You Know

  • Recent publications suggest that up to 10% of the adult population has Sleep Disordered Breathing or Sleep Apnea, requiring diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.
  • Up to 15% of the population has Restless Legs Syndrome, needing diagnosis and treatment.
  • 70% of seizures occur during sleep.

Research references are available from FusionHealth®  

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