Prevalence

Snoring is common 

Approximately  30 – 50% of adults snore. It is more common in men but women are also frequently affected.

Obstructive sleep apnea: As common as diabetes

Approximately  2-4% of adults betwenn the ages of 30 and 60 suffer from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).

Obstructive sleep apnea: Risk groups

Sleep apnea can affect anybody. Middle aged adults, seniors, women and men and even children. Men are more often affected than women. But the frequency in women strongly increases after the menopause. Obesity is a strong determinant of OSAS. Weight reduction can help but it is not a guarantee that sleep apnea will disappear.