Sleep-related disorders

Of all sleep-related disorders, those entailing breathing difficulties significantly increase the mortality rate subsequent to both chronic and acute cardiovascular damage. The negative impact of respiratory disorders on the quality of sleep and rest also significantly reduces the quality of life of subjects presenting the most severe forms.
The best known of these disorders is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS), a rather common disease that is often misdiagnosed and which affects 2-4% of the general population with a very high incidence in the elderly and in obese or overweight subjects, recording a 30% incidence in these patient groups.
Correct diagnosis made through a sleep study (multi-parametric test) and treatment with a simple device for night-time ventilation (CPAP) restore the pleasure of a normal life while preventing secondary risk factors, including those resulting from excessive daytime sleepiness, which is a major cause of road accidents caused by a “sleep attack” while driving.