In celebration of World Sleep Day, March 14, Royal Philips announced its Sleep Powers initiative for 2014, aimed at encouraging increased awareness of and education around the benefits of sleep and the important role it plays in powering everything that we do.
“Sleeping well is essential to good health and loss of quality of sleep can lead to numerous health problems such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke and diabetes,” says Teofilo Lee Chiong, chief medical liaison, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions. “The Sleep Powers initiative aims to draw more attention to the importance of a good night’s sleep and encourages better sleep as a part of a healthy lifestyle.”
In addition, Philips has launched the Sleep Power Quotient quiz, which will grade a person’s quality of sleep based on their answers to simple sleep habit and health questions. Upon completion of the Sleep Power Quotient quiz, any individuals with results that point to poor sleep habits will then be invited to take an online risk assessment test to determine their risk level for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), one of the most common sleep disorders, currently estimated to affect 100 million people worldwide. Those at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea will be directed to follow up with their health care provider.