This week is International Men’s Health Week (IMHW), 13-19 June, 2022.
The goal of IMHW is to increase health awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease amongst males on a global level.
It also aims to encourage institutions to develop health policies and services to meet the needs of men, boys and their families.
Why is IMHW important?
Oventus encourages all men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
Healthy eating and sleeping habits are a great first step!
Insufficient or poor-quality sleep can be linked to factors including sleep disorders, medical conditions, and mental health.
In the USA, around 57% of men snore1 and as many as 15-30% of males suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).2 In Australia, it’s estimated four out of every ten Aussie men snore and 25% of men suffer OSA.3
Snoring and Sleep Apnea – Health Risks
Obstructive sleep apnea is two times more common in men. And obesity is the cause in around 58% of cases.4
Untreated, OSA is related to serious health issues such as:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Type II Diabetes
- Increased risk of work/driving accidents
Lifestyle factors can help reduce snoring. These include:
- avoiding alcohol before sleep
- losing weight
- Changing your sleep position
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is typically the first form of treatment prescribed by physicians. Many patients find CPAP difficult to tolerate and 50% stop using CPAP within 12 months.
Oral Appliance Therapy with the O2Vent offers a more discreet, refreshing, effective alternative.
Are you or your partner at risk for OSA? If you haven’t already, schedule a free consultation to see if O2Vent Optima is right for you.
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1 Schwab, R. J. (2020, June). Merck Manual Professional Version: Snoring. Retrieved February 2, 2021
2 Young T, Palta M, Dempsey J, Peppard PE, Nieto FJ, Hla KM.Burden of sleep apnea: rationale, design, and major findings of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort study. WMJ. 2009
Aug;108(5):246-9. PMID: 19743755; PMCID: PMC2858234.
3 Schwab, R. J. (2020, June). Merck Manual Professional Version: Snoring. Retrieved February 2, 2021