Understanding more about Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders affect a substantial number of people worldwide, in particular in the western world. It is estimated that 7.4 million Australians routinely miss out on adequate sleep which causes harmful effects on everyday function and can cause further deterioration of existing health conditions. Unfortunately, many of these sleep disorders including Obstructive Sleep Apnea, go unrecognised and are untreated over a long period of time.
Those with Obstructive Sleep Apnea have significantly lesser physical and mental health as well as lower self-rated health. Unfortunately, lifestyle choices are factors related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea and therefore, a change of mindset around the importance of healthy lifestyle is of great importance.

How to make a positive difference in your health

Positive thinking about your health can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health. Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts towards your health a little easier:-
  1. Spend time with positive people
  2. Take responsibility for your behaviour
  3. Be accountable to a family member or friend to encourage change
  4. Contribute to a community that are inspiring and optomistic
  5. Read positive, motivating and educating material
  6. Recognise and replace negative thoughts
  7. Establish and work toward your health goal
  8. Consider the consequences of negative health patterns
  9. Journal your thoughts and health journey
  10. Practice self care

Who to go to to get more support and information

The Sleep Health Foundation (SHF) is a non-profit organisation and Australian public advocate for sleep health.

The mission SHF is to improve people’s lives through better sleep.

SHF have prepared a number of evidence-based fact sheets about sleep related topics contributed by expert volunteers.

Further information can be found at:


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