Ministry of Health and Welfare: Approximately 400,000 people in Taiwan are estimated to have sleep disorders.

Ministry of Health and Welfare: Approximately 400,000 people in Taiwan are estimated to have sleep disorders.


According to the data from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, It is estimated that 400,000 people in Taiwan experiencing sleep disorders sleep apnea. These conditions can range from impacting daily life to posing concerns for public safety, Traditionally, comprehensive testing required individuals to spend a night in a medical center. However, with the cardiopulmonary coupling theory(CPC), sleep apnea monitoring can now be completed at home.

The newly developed recorder, smaller than the palm of a hand, can identify the sleep disorder status of patients, even detecting potential sleep apnea issues.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare estimates that around 400,000 people in Taiwan have sleep disorders or issues related to sleep apnea. The obvious symptoms include insufficient sleep during the day, which, if observed in transportation professionals, poses a risk to public safety. Physicians emphasized that sleep apnea often overlooked, serves as a source of various health issues.

Dr. Tsao Chang-Yao from Chung Shan Medical University's Chest Department stated, "In the United States and Taiwan, there are truck drivers or bus drivers who experience accidents due to sleep apnea. Approximately 400,000 to 500,000 people in Taiwan have such symptoms. The Ministry of Health and Welfare found that the numbers were too high, so they stopped issuing major illness cards for sleep apnea. In fact, this is a relatively serious chronic disease."

In collaboration with research from Chung Shan Medical University Medical Center, domestic optoelectronic industry players have developed the first portable sleep monitoring recorder in Taiwan. The goal is to make sleep apnea detection more accurate and closely aligned with the daily lives of the test subjects.

Explaining the development of the monitoring device, developer Lai Cheng guo stated, "Through other physiological factors in the body, it can also reflect the state of your brain waves. So, electrocardiography is related to both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and brain waves."

Traditional sleep apnea testing required individuals to lie on a clinic bed overnight with wires attached to their bodies. The new technology makes monitoring more non-intrusive, utilizing data from heartbeats and the sympathetic nervous system. Mathematical analysis is then applied to identify the causes of sleep disorders or sleep apnea. Physicians note that addressing sleep problems can also mitigate health risks.