Getting “a good night’s sleep” is not a new concept. However, the average American admits that they often sacrifice sleep in order to meet the other demands in their busy lives. The result is sleep deprivation, often ignored by most, or commonly masked with unhealthy sleep aids such as caffeine, nicotine or sugars. However, this sleep type of cycle can be detrimental to one's health, quality of life and work productivity.
Falls are the number one cause of accidental death and the number one reason for hospital admission for people over 65 years old. More than one-third of adults 65 years and older fall each year. Balance is not just an issue for people over 65 years old. It is estimated that over 50% of the entire population will experience dizziness or balance problems during their lifetime. As high as 85% of rear-end motor vehicle accident collision victims will experience chronic vestibular deficits.
Injuries related to falls have reached epidemic proportions. The direct cost related to falls are projected to reach $240 billion a year. Most falls occur because people who have a problem with balance are totally unaware of it.