According to a new study from the researchers at the Mass Eye and Ear, which is part of the Mass General, Brigham, claimed that a large part of the health care system is utilized on the patients who are dealing with sleeping disorders. Around 94.9 million dollars are used by the healthcare system of the United States to deal with sleep disorder.
94.9 Million Dollars Spent On Sleep Disorders Yearly
A recent study was done which was published in the Journal of the Sleep medicine clinic stated that the number of visits to the clinics and the number of prescriptions increases twice if the person is suffering from any sort of sleeping disorder like sleep apnea or insomnia.
The affected patients are more in the race of getting emergent treatments and shifting to emergency departments for the treatment and analysis as compared to the patients who are not affected by the sleeping disorder.
In the research, it was claimed that the cost of the medical treatment for the patients who are dealing with sleep disorders tends to have higher pricing for medications, and the treatment for such patients costs high. The Researchers hers wanted to determine the expenses for the treatment of the sleeping disorder.
They examined different patients and calculated the expenses of the patients with and without sleeping disorders according to the IDC-10 code of diagnosis. The department of Health and the Human Services for Health care surveyed in the year 2018 in which around 22 thousand Americans participated to determine the expenses in the treatment and the medication costs with and without the sleeping disorder.
They got data in which they found that around 5.6 percent of Americans who participated in the study dealt with a sleep disorder that sums up to around 13.6 million United States citizens suffering from Sleep disorders.
This data felt a bit small when they found that around 10 to 20 percent of American citizens had insomnia. The individuals sum up to spend 7000 dollars more in the overall treatment in medication for the patients with sleep disorders as compared to the patients who did not, which is around 60 percent more in an annual cost. This data adds to a sum of around 94.9 million dollars spent per year for the treatment of people who suffer from sleeping disorders.
The analysis claimed that patients who had sleeping disorders visited 16 offices and 40 medication centers as compared to people who do not have a sleep disorder and only visited nine times to the offices and 22 prescriptions.
Sleep disorder may also lead to some other diseases in the body like mental fogs and an increased chance of motor accidents. It is also seen that due to sleeping disorders, there is an adverse effect in the cardiovascular system as well, which may change the lifestyle of a person.
Some Neurocognitive issues and disorders are also seen in the patients. High blood pressure, increased chance of heart attacks, and stroke can be the common symptoms if you are dealing with a sleep disorder.