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Please don't wake me: one million people to be screened for risky sleep disorder
Date:3/15/2013

obstructive sleep apnea is weight gain. Other signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include2:

  • Frequent loud snoring
  • Pauses in breathing or gasping for breath
  • Obesity
  • Regularly falling asleep in situations, such as reading, watching TV or driving
  • High blood pressure

"There are three important steps to helping individuals with OSA: awareness, diagnosis and treatment. Each is integral to improving the sleep quality and overall health of individuals around the world," said Dr. Lee-Chiong, chief medical liaison for Philips Home Healthcare Solutions. "Philips' pledge helps individuals take the first step to make them aware of their risk for OSA."

To find out if you're at risk for obstructive sleep apnea or for more information about World Sleep Day 2013 and what's happening in your local area, visit www.philips.com/worldsleepday.  

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Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 118,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

1 Young T et al. (2002). Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea: a population health perspective. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 165, '/>"/>

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