Untreated OSA : Costing Australians health, time, and lost productivity
Untreated OSA is associated with a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, worsening diabetes, and car accidents. Did you know that it could be costing you a lot more than you think? Consider the sick days, lost productivity, and higher long-term health costs.
In a recent economic review by Tarasiuka et al (Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2013), leaving OSA untreated doubled your overall medical expenses – mainly because of heart disease.
Hillman et al (Sleep 2006) similarly found disturbing costs associated with Sleep Disorders in Australia, costs that are unseen and affect every citizen. These included costs from work-related accidents, car accidents, reduced productivity, and lost work days. Hillman estimated a loss of $7,494,000,000 USD (yes, that many zeros!) to the Australian economy in 2004 as a result of Sleep Disorders.
How are you performing?
• Lost productivity from poor memory?
• Walking in a fog?
• Waking up unrefreshed?
• Sleeping away your days?
• Finding it difficult to stay awake, even when off-work?
Don’t lose any more productivity.
Enjoy your time at home more. Make each day count. Come see one of our Adelaide Sleep Specialists now.
© APSS 2014