Insomnia, Snoring, Sleep Apnea

The world and life of a sleep tech

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Increased LTD

Posted by amykr on December 17, 2008

A study published in the European Respiratory Journal found that people with obstructive sleep apnea had an almost doubled risk of having to take long term or permanent health related disability leave. 

As we become more aware of the problems associated with sleep it becomes more evident that if we do not take sleep seriously that we will continue to have health issues.  We do nto take sleep seriously.  As we grow older we consider snoring, fatigue, and waking several times during the night to be normal occurances.  What we do not realize is that these are not only not normal but can contribute to an overall decrease in health. 

As we become better educated about sleep it is becoming more obvious tha what we ignore will create long term issues.  If you find that you are having issues with your sleep, talk to your primary care physician or call you local sleep laboratory they will be more then happy to help you find ways to get the rest you deserve.


2 Responses to “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Increased LTD”

  1. I have been looking for something like this to add to my new corporate sleep program. Thanks.

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