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Poor quality sleep costing the NZ economy

Poor quality sleep costing the NZ economy

Wellness medicine is becoming more and more important in today’s society – with a focus on prevention of disease rather than primarily focusing on treatment only after disease occurs. Yet one of the biggest detriments to overall health and wellbeing is poor quality sleep. A good night’s sleep is crucial for overall health and wellbeing. Snoring has an enormous impact on sleep quality, leading many people to actively seek snoring solutions.

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is a powerful thing. It allows our bodies to rest, heal, and reserve energy; our minds are enabled to process and consolidate information and memories. Many critical biometric processes occur during sleep.

Habitual snorers and those who suffer from sleep apnea, however, experience broken sleep and disrupted natural sleep cycles (as do their sleep partners), and are at a significantly greater risk of developing a wide range of health problems. These include but are not limited to DNA damage, compromised immunity, cardiovascular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, depression and anxiety, chronic headache, sexual dysfunction, and weight gain.

Sleep Apnea

More serious than snoring, obstructive sleep apnea is a major health risk. It is a medical condition whereby breathing during sleep is restricted or stops completely. This can occur hundreds of times per night and is much more severe than snoring. It compromises one’s quality of life and can lead to very poor health outcomes and an early demise.

One sleep apnea solution is the CPAP machine. While effective, it has its pros and cons. Many people give up using their CPAP machine due to discomfort, noise, claustrophobia, irritation, and inconvenience. This is why it’s important to explore other options for anti-snoring devices.

The Economical Price of Snoring

Snoring and sleep apnea are not just a personal problem. The NZ economy is struggling under the high costs of diminished health amongst its citizens, and lifestyle diseases including obesity and heart disease, as well as compromised mental health, cause lost productivity, poor focus, and diminished work performance. These are directly affected by poor quality sleep. People who suffer from sleep disorders experience a significant reduction in quality of life and this is reflected in higher rates of work absenteeism, reduced productivity, and poor work performance. Additionally, disrupted sleep causes higher rates of workplace error, illness, and injury. This equates to more time lost and money spent by workplaces due to sick leave, and ultimately greater costs to the NZ economy.

How Can ApneaRx Stop Snoring Devices Help?

Snoring solutions are available to help if you are a snorer or suffer from sleep apnea which in turn creates a poor quality sleep. Specialised Anti-snoring and stop snoring devices are readily available that can revolutionise how you sleep.

ApneaRX is a NZ brand that has developed the revolutionary Class 1 medical device that has helped thousands of people worldwide get relief from snoring and its many associated health and lifestyle issues. It is an effective alternative to using a CPAP machine.

The ApneaRX anti-snoring device is an adjustable polymer mouth guard that helps prevent snoring and may mitigate the issues of sleep apnea. Its patented technology is the result of many years of research and development by specialist doctors and biomedical engineers. It works by gently repositioning your lower jaw into a slightly-forward position. This helps to open your airway for smoother, clearer breathing as you sleep, allowing you to experience proper sleep cycles.

Stop Snoring Today

Adequate, quality sleep is essential for your overall immediate and long-term health and wellbeing. By making some changes to your night-time routine as well as using our professional anti-snoring device, you can overcome your snoring issues and reduce the impact of sleep apnea on your life.

Contact us at ApneaRX today to learn more about our snoring solutions and to access more information on our website about the importance of and keys to a great night’s sleep.