Sleep Saves Lives is an annual outreach project sponsored by the International Academy of Sleep to help people across the country find relief from the potentially deadly side effects of undiagnosted sleep apnea.
About the Sleep Apnea “Epidemic”
90% of sleep apnea sufferers are untreated. There are currently an estimated 22 million Americans with sleep apnea of which only 10% have been diagnosed and are receiving treatment. When you consider that the consequences of untreated sleep apnea are high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, moodiness, extreme fatigue and an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, it becomes evident that this sleeping disorder is a national health crisis that needs greater attention and focus from both physicians and dentists.
About the International Academy of Sleep
The International Academy of Sleep is an organization that endeavors to spread awareness and understanding of this common and mostly undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorder. Through our educational resources, we strive to educate the public on sleep apnea, its iterations, symptoms, risk factors and treatments.