Overview of This Study:
The study involved four major activities in estimating the current size for sleep apnea devices market. Exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information on the market and its different sub-segments.
The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and sizing with industry experts across the value chain through primary research. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the complete market size. Thereafter market breakdown and data triangulation was used to estimate the market size of segments and sub-segments
Driver: Large pool of undiagnosed sleep apnea patients
Although highly prevalent in the elderly, sleep apnea affects people of all ages and is one of the most common sleep disorders across the globe. The health impact of sleep apnea is quite substantial but under-recognized.
Worldwide data suggests that sleep apnea impacts more than 936 million people worldwide, which is nearly 10 times greater than previous estimates (Source: ResMed). In the US alone, around 22 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); of which, 80% of moderate and severe OSA cases are undiagnosed [Source: American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA)]. In the UK, OSA affects an estimated 1.5 million adults; up to 85% of these cases are undiagnosed or untreated. In countries with huge population bases, such as India and China, the diagnosis rate of OSA is