Drive DeVilbiss marks World Sleep Day

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare will recognize World Sleep Day on March 16 to raise awareness of the importance of sleep and the prevalence of undiagnosed sleep apnea specifically in Latin America. In a study to determine the most common sleep disorders in four Latin American countries published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 60.2% of subjects reported snoring, 16.4% reported excessive daytime sleepiness and 12.3% reported observed apneas. “Poor quality sleep or sleep deprivations has been associated with many health issues, including poor memory and attention span, diabetes, obesity and a weakened immune system,” said Wally Haddick, vice president of sales for Latin America.