Sleep Health Foundation
The Sleep Health Foundation is proud to release this latest instalment in its series of comprehensive reports that detail the economic impacts related to adverse sleep health. This current report: Rise and try to shine: The social and economic cost of sleep disorders in Australia, focuses on the three most common sleep disorders; namely, obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia and restless legs syndrome. Capitalising on more recent national and international disease prevalence estimates and greater knowledge of downstream consequences, this report is an update from 2010 estimates. Importantly, it goes further in demonstrating the substantial contribution of common sleep disorders to the collective burden of public health. The combined direct and indirect costs of these sleep disorders to the Australian economy and society more broadly is a staggering $51 billion per annum.
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