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    How common is sleep apnea in Australia?

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  • The Sleep Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of ‘valuing sleep’ as part of a healthy lifestyle alongside regular exercise, a … View Profile

    Sleep apnea is very common in Australia. The combination of snoring and sleep apnea can occur in up to 25 in 100 (25%) of adults. However, more severe sleep apnea, that has an impact on health and sleepiness, occurs in around 5 in 100 men and 3 in 100 women. Click for more information on obstructive sleep apnea .
     
     

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