Sleep apnea and driving is a terribly dangerous mix, but people with sleep apnea do drive. Daily.
Consider this eye-opening fact about U.S. roads:
“Up to 20 percent of crashes that occur on monotonous roads can be attributed to sleepiness, and the most common medical cause of excessive daytime sleepiness is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA),” said Kingman P. Strohl, MD, program director, sleep medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, director of the Center for Sleep Disorders Research at Case Western Reserve University and chair of the committee that drafted the guidelines.”
Now, new guidelines have been introduced to help healthcare providers assess and manage sleepy drivers.
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