Study: Sleep Apnea Among Truck Driver’s Increases Risk of Accidents in N. America

Study: Sleep Apnea Among Truck Driver's Increases Risk of Accidents in N. America - BSA ADC

Study: Sleep Apnea Among Truck Driver’s Increases Risk of Accidents in N. America – BSA ADC

According to a 2014 Harvard study, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, is likely increasing the risk of motor vehicle accidents, particularly among commericial truck drivers in the United States and Canada.

The study concluded OSA is “associated with an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents“.

OSA is often difficult to study due to limited laws and subsequent challenges in identifying it among truck drivers. Yet, OSA is likely common among North American commercial drivers.

Many drivers are not diagnosed with Sleep Apnea leaving many undertreated, the study concluded. This, despite a number of options being available for screening and treatment in the United States.

BSA Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic Sleep Disorders Center opened in 1999 for the diagnoses and treatment of patients who have difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep at night, problems with excessive daytime sleepiness or other medical problems that may occur or exacerbate during sleep.

We are the only comprehensive clinic in Amarillo which offers our patients evaluations and follow-up consultations with board certified physicians in:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine

Our Basic Sleep Study Procedure

We use the latest technology for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders in a comfortable and home-like atmosphere.

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How We Can Help With Sleep Disorders

Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to increased health risks and an overall lower quality of life, as well as increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, particularly among commercial truck driver’s. Contact us today. 806.353.1422

 

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