Some Statistics on Sleep Apnea

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

General sleep statistics

It’s a great idea to be immersed in a comfortable and warm bed every night, in a way that weighs you down all night and allows you to relax and unwind every morning. But how many people experience it every night? Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston Sleep Solutions South will be able to help you determine if sleep apnea treatment is right for you.

  • Today’s sleepers get less sleep in generalCompared to 1942, when the average number of blindfolds was just under eight hours, those who sleep today have less than seven hours a night in bed.
  • For 35% of us, that’s not enough sleep: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three people is not sleeping enough. This applies to quantity and quality.
    Teenagers need more sleep but get less: The average sleep time of adolescents is six and a half hours. About 20% get less than that – only five hours a night.
    Geographically speaking, the upper Midwest sleeps wellThe number of people reporting fewer than seven hours of sleep a night peaks in the south and eastern United States. The upper Midwest reports longer sleep times on average.
    Sleepers are divided by race: Blacks reported shorter sleep times (almost half) more often than whites and Hispanics (but about 33% in both groups).
    “Banking” sleep doesn’t always help: One study found that long sleep on weekends helped to recover from a lack of sleep during the week. On the other hand, a short sleep on the weekend makes it worse.

Sleep apnea statistics 2020 (worldwide)

Given the importance of sleep with proper exercise, the following statistics on sleep apnea are surprising.

  • Sleep apnea is a commonly underdiagnosed condition: Previous estimates put global figures at 100 million. New research has found that up to one billion people may suffer from sleep apnea
  • Women may be the most underdiagnosed: One study estimates that up to 50% of women may suffer from sleep apnea.
    Children have sleep apnea, too: While 4% of children under the age of 18 are diagnosed with sleep apnea, many others are misdiagnosed with ADHD.
  • Sleep apnea in children is underdiagnosed: As many as 10-20% of children who snore may have sleep apnea.
  • Sleep apnea is not just about sleep: In addition to the most common sleep disorders, it is also classified by the World Health Organization as a respiratory disease.
  • Undiagnosed sleep apnea comes with a price tag: In the United States, undiagnosed sleep apnea costs about $ 150 billion a year.

Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston Sleep Solutions South will be able to help you determine if sleep apnea treatment is right for you. Contact us now.

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