Queensland Health Sleep Disorders Program
Sleep disorders are a major health issue.
' A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book' (Irish proverb)
Most of us experience the occasional restless night when we simply can't get off to sleep or wake up feeling as if we haven't been to bed.
For sufferers of chronic sleep disorders, it's a scenario that's repeated night after night - with potentially life-threatening consequences, if left untreated.
Affecting an estimated 1.2 million Australians, sleep disorders are associated with:
High blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, depression and other serious illnesses
Increased risk of road and workplace injuries and fatalities
Relationship breakdown and social problems
Enormous healthcare costs to the community
This site explains how Queenslanders who have sleep apnoea - the most common type of sleep disorder - can receive specialised assistance and treatment through the Queensland Health Sleep Disorders Program.