Do you think that sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, don't have a place in your practice mix? Think again. Here are five things you need to know about your patients and what they may be battling every night.
- Numbers tell a story: It's estimated that there are 240 million adults in the United States. It's also estimated that 60 million of them snore at night. That's 25 percent of the adult population in America! Think about that for a minute.
Additionally, it's estimated that 25 million adults have obstructive sleep apnea (just over 10 percent of the U.S. population) and 17 million suffer from bruxism (roughly 7 percent of Americans).