Sleep apnea devices are medical devices which remedy sleep disorders by helping the body establish controlled breathing and snoring. The sleep apnea device aides in treating sleep apnea disorders characterized by breathing problems and increased heart rate during sleep. The majority of sleep apnea patients suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. The global number of sleep apnea patients is estimated to reach 105 million patients by the end of 2012, and most of the patients remain undiagnosed due to their negligence.
The sleep apnea devices market can be segmented into three categories namely sleep apnea devices market by types, by end users and by geography.
The global sleep apnea devices could be segmented on the basis of types into: diagnostic and therapeutic devices, on the basis of end users into: home/personal users, hospital users and others. The market could be further segmented on the basis of geography into: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the rest of the world regions.
The market could again be segmented into: Ploysomnography devices, Oximeters and Polygraph devices. The sleep apnea therapeutic devices market is segmented into: Oral devices, Positive Airway Pressure devices, Facial devices and other new devices.
The North American region dominates the sleep apnea devices market due to factors such as availability of high disposable incomes, and a greater sense of awareness amongst patients. The estimation where it is believed that almost 40 million people suffer from sleep disorders in the U.S, adds further justification to the aforementioned statement. Europe follows the North American region in terms of sleep apnea devices sales.
The increasing stress induced by our busy lifestyles causing sleep disorders, rising disposable incomes amongst the users, technological advancements in the field of medical science, are some of factors driving the sleep apnea devices market forward.
Some of the key players in the sleep apnea devices market are: Curative Medical Inc, Nihon Kohden, Apnex Medical Inc, Cadwell Laboratories Inc, Ventus Medical Inc, Philips Healthcare, GE Healthcare, BMC Medical and others.
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