According to The Times of India, several studies reveal that India is one of the most sleep-deprived countries.
The first step towards framing regulations about treatment of sleep disorders was taken in the last quarter of 2014 by the ministry of health and family welfare.
The guidelines of Indian initiative on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (INOSA) were laid down under the aegis of department of health research, ministry of health and family welfare of Government of India. A series of meetings and discussions were held before laying down these regulations with participation of department of medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Based on the available evidence, consensus statements were developed and finalized by the experts in the field of sleep medicine including internists, pulmonologists, neurologists, otorhinolaryngologists, endocrinologists, bariatric surgeons and dental surgeons.