More Indian males between the age group of 20-30 years are found to be suffering from a sleep disorder as per data compiled by DocsApp – a digital medical consultation platform.
According to the data collected by DocsApp ahead of the World Sleep Day on Friday March 13; at least 45% of the cases received in the year 2019 pertained to males between the age group of 20-30 while female cases only made up 16% for the same age group.
The objective of celebrating the World Sleep Day is to develop a better understanding of sleep disorders raise awareness and prevent them. The quality of life of 45% of the worlds population is impacted by sleep problems and hence it also aims to reduce the burden of sleep problems on the society.
So far in 2020 the data assimilated by DocsApp indicates that in the same age group the percentage of male cases have marginally tilted upwards to 46% while female cases have seen a 13% drop.
Popularly called as `Nidranash’ in the local dialect this disorder is increasingly becoming rampant as an outcome of rising urbanization and stressful lifestyle according to experts at DocsApp. The five most common sleep disorders are Insomnia Sleep Apnea Narcolepsy Restless Legs Syndrome and REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder.
According to findings of the World Health Organisation lack of good-quality sleep leading to various sleep disorders increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Since its inception in 2015 DocsApp has been positively impacting the lives of patients by making healthcare accessible to everyone across the country by facilitating online consultations in 20 specialities including Paediatrics Dermatology Sexology and several others. The seamless consultation process provides a clear diagnosis and an e-prescription in the country which is known to have the lowest data prices for connectivity. The convenient procedure also makes healthcare more accessible to patients in rural areas where the nearest primary healthcare clinics are usually 10 km apart.
DocsApp is a 24x7 digital healthcare platform that connects patients to specialist doctors through chat call and video. The mobile and web-based platform offers doctor consultations on the go. Established by ex IITians Satish Kannan and Enbasekar Dinadayalane DocsApp leverages technology to provide quality healthcare to millions of Indians without any geographical constraints. It is headquartered in Bangalore. Since its inception in 2015 the app has acquired a user base of 10 million+ Indians and provides 200000+ consultations per month across the country. DocsApp connects patients to specialist doctors across 20 departments such as Dermatology Weight Management Sexology and more. The App facilitates 5000+ experienced MD doctors who provide consultation to patients via chat video or voice call. DocsApp even allows patients to order medicines and book lab tests. The Company has raised $10.1 million till now from Bessemer Venture Partners Rebright Partners TechMatrix Corporation DeNA networks and Facebook’s angel investors InnoVen Capital Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan. DocsApp received the ‘App of the Year 2017’ in the medical category by Amazon in association with Facebook. It also received the “Industry Achievement Award 2019” by Hurun Report. DocsApp received 4 coveted awards- Best healthcare startup company of the year - DocsApp Best use of social media & Digital marketing in Healthcare- DocsApp Best Marketing Campaign - #BaatTohKaro (DocsApp) Best Healthcare Entrepreneur of the year- Satish Kannan at National Healthcare Leadership Congress Awards presented by Zee Business in the year 2019. The online digital platform also bagged 3 coveted awards- Best Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year Best Marketing Campaign Best healthcare start-up of the year at Healthcare Leadership Awards presented by ABP News in the year 2019. DocsApp has been a part of the Make in India Summit and the Telemedicine Society of India.