Future of Them Pt. 2
One disorder that goes undiagnosed in America is Obstructivesleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea and it occurs when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes during sleep, causing a blockage of the airway (as well as loud snoring). Sleep apnea is undiagnosed 90% of the time. One reason this disorder goes undiagnosed is the medical cost for the screening procedures. The procedure to cure sleep apnea is an official diagnosis which requires seeing a sleep specialist, or an overnight stay at a sleep clinic. All of these procedures can be costly but effective.
About two-thirds of the rise in health care spending over the last two decades is due to the rise in treated disorders. In addition, the spending on health conditions is for one or more health conditions that get diagnosed. All of these procedures help people that get help. Considering the downfalls of this disorder; time and money will enviably change your circumstances and the inability to sleep won’t lead to an imbalance in either your work life or your personal live.