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Did you know that sleep disordered breathing can contribute to:

Hypertension (Hla K et al 2002 The effect of correction of sleep disordered breathing on BP in untreated hypertension, Chest;122(4) Oct 2002;Pepperell J et al 2002 Ambulatory blood pressure after therapeutic and subtherapeutic nasal continuous positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnoea: a randomized parallel trial The Lancet Vol 359, Jan 2002)

Diabetes (Meslier N, et al 2003 Impaired glucose-insulin metabolism in males with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome Eur Respir J. 2003 Jul;22(1):156-60.)

Cognitive Deficits (Kim HC et al 1997 Sleep-disordered breathing and neuropsychological deficits A population based study AM J Respir Crit Care Med, Vol 156 pp1813-1819; Sateia MJ Neuropsychological impairment and quality of life in obstructive sleep apnea 2003 Clin Chest Med June;24 (2):24950)

Traffic Accidents (George CFP, 2001 Reduction in motor vehicle collisions following treatment of sleep apnea with nasal CPAP Thorax;56:508-512;

Did you know that there are over 75 sleep disorders?

Did you know you can easily screen for sleep disorders during your clinical trials process?

Consider the following:
Up to 5% of the male population have undiagnosted sleep disordered breathing breathing ( Young, T 2002 Epidemiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A population health perspective Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 May 1;165(9):1217-3)

Did you ever consider that a sleep disorder may be impacting your data?

These are just a few facts regarding the impact of sleep and its disorders.

To obtain more information you may contact the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The Association of Polysomnographic Technologists, or the American Thoracic Society. You may also contact the National Sleep Foundation.