Hello members. As a new member, I’m glad to be part of the educational format and learn about my apnea challenges. I am a behavioral scientist and a executive recruiter and write on topics related to psychology, leadership and wellness.
On the way to this situation, if I told you that of all the deaths that occur in America each year, one data can show that over 200,000 people die each year from causes related to sleep disorders and or deprivation. And this doesn’t even include the 40k a year that die from apnea episodes.
Yet the sleep industry, insurance companies, associations, etc., doesn’t create or share these types of unpleasant stats to the public for many reasons. The industry would rather not spoil the great hamburger with stats that are unappealing.
I do research as I can and am looking to find forums and resources so we can share the significant challenges that affect over 60 million Americans each year with sleep disorders.
If you know of any other outlets we can share these data points I’m all ears.
Russ Riendeau, PhD