Sleep apnea is underdiagnosed: About 80% don't know

The number is alarmingly high: Most of those affected are not aware of their disease and are therefore not treated.

Sleep apnea has serious health consequences, but is easily treatable. But that's only possible if you know about it. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most sufferers.

Short and sweet:

  • Approximately 80% of men do not know or are unaware of their existing sleep apnea condition.  
  • In women, the number is even higher: over 90% don't know they have sleep apnea.
  • Sleep apnea is often not recognized, especially in women, because the symptoms often do not correspond to the classic picture.
  • While men tend to focus on loud snoring, women often have problems falling asleep and staying asleep, depression and morning headaches.
  • If left untreated, those affected not only suffer from daytime sleepiness, poor concentration and an increased risk of accidents, but in the long term it can also lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

A screening like with Snorefox can help to recognize the disease faster and give more options for action. If sleep apnea remains undetected and untreated, the life expectancy of those affected can be reduced by several years.

The Snorefox app can easily be used at home on your own smartphone. Placed on the bedside table, Snorefox uses your smartphone's microphone to determine your risk of sleep apnea based on the sounds of your breathing. 

Here's an easy way to get clarity if you're worried about being one of the many undiagnosed sleep apnea sufferers.

The first medical snoring app to measure your sleep apnea risk
Snorefox is freely available in the App Store.
You can determine your sleep apnea risk by upgrading to Snorefox Med. You can get this within the app for €49.99.

frequently asked Questions

How does Snorefox detect dangerous sleep apnea?

Snorefox detects breathing irregularities and respiratory events through intelligent audio analysis of snoring and breath noise patterns. In other words: Snorefox analyzes your snoring and at the same time carries out a risk check to determine whether there are dangerous breathing stops during sleep. Snorefox shows you the result of the analysis in a simple traffic light scheme. In this way, Snorefox quickly provides orientation as to whether a doctor's visit is necessary. 

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