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Sleep disorders – Hope in sight for a waking nightmare

Chronic sleep deprivation has become an ‘‘epidemic’’, contributing to a host of potentially fatal illnesses, hijacking relationships and livelihoods and impacting the Australian economy by an estimated $66.3 billion a year in health bills, lost productivity and wellbeing.  Sleep disorders, from insomnia to obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), affects more than 1.5 million Australians. It is further estimated that 80 percent of people with a sleep disorder are undiagnosed.

Dr Kevin Chan, Elevate’s respiratory and sleep medicine specialist was featured in this week’s Sydney Morning Herald discussing the impact of sleep disorders.  Read the full article below.

If you or someone you know suffers from sleep problems, book in with Dr Ava Lam for a sleep assessment on 02 9252 2225 or ask your GP for a referral to Dr Kevin Chan, our Sleep Physician.

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