Hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular condition, affecting a third of adults worldwide, and 24.4% in South Africa. Studies also indicate that 4-5% of women and 8-10% of men suffer from sleep apnea.
According to Scielo “The coexistence of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnoea) and hypertension in the same population groups highlight possible connections and the public health significance of effecting joint management of the two conditions.” One solution is the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine used for treating sleep apnea. However, this life-saving machine can turn lethal if the power source is unreliable.
One power backup option is the FB12V-100G, Lead Acid Gel Battery. Unlike a flooded battery, Gel batteries are safer and do not need to be kept upright, which means better flexibility in unusual installations. The sulphuric acid mixes with silica, which makes the electrolytes gel-like, immobile and safe.