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Occupational Sleep Education

The National Institutes of Health have stated that there are 50 to 70 million Americans that are affected by sleep disorders that are chronic, or intermittent which can result in compromised safety in the workplace. 18 million of the above mentioned Americans have sleep apnea. If you are a part of this statistic, it is extremely important to be educated on occupational sleep and the importance of these sleep related conditions.

Sleep apnea can occur in all age groups and both genders, however there are certain factors that increase your risk in being diagnosed, including large neck size, small upper airway or large tongue, overweight or obesity, small jaw, recessed chin, smoking and alcohol, age, and ethnicity. OSA has also shown signs to run in some families, providing speculation to the to idea of the disorder to have some genetic indications as well. Lifestyle is also an indicator of sleep apnea. People who work the second or third shift in the day may also be at an increased risk of developing sleep apnea. These workers should insist on becoming educated about occupational sleep and should consider getting screened or tested for sleep apnea. AllTrans Medical is a great source for any sleep apnea disorder information and solutions. By providing screening, testing, diagnosing, treatment, and monitoring, AllTrans is a full-service solution to your potential sleep apnea problems.

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