Daytime Sleepiness

NTSB Announces Special Investigation for Sleep Apnea-Related Train Crashes

Shortly after the DOT announced that it would drop sleep apnea rules related to truckers and train engineers, the NTSB announced a special investigation into two train crashes it says are sleep apnea related.

These investigations, which the NTSB believes will have significant overlap, should be completed by the date of the scheduled hearing on February […]

The All-Day Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment

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People who get their sleep apnea successfully treated talk about how tremendously life-changing an event it is. You may not believe this at first. It’s common for people to dismiss their sleep apnea as not a big deal. Even when presented with the […]

BMI-Mandated Sleep Apnea Testing Legal, Court Says

A Federal Court has ruled that trucking companies can require employees to take a sleep apnea test based on their BMI. They decided that it was legal and nondiscriminatory to require sleep tests for drivers whose BMI was over 35.

Not a Violation of the ADA

The driver had refused to get a sleep […]

Should You Get Screened for Sleep Apnea if You Don’t Have Symptoms?

With the ongoing controversy about requiring truck drivers be tested and treated for sleep apnea, we are trying to decide who should be screened for the condition. We know for sure that people who are overweight, have large neck circumference, and a backward slanted jaw should be tested for sleep apnea […]

Your Car Will Soon Spot Drowsy Driving

It’s one of the exciting new technologies that was promoted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year: a car that can tell when you’re too drowsy or distracted to drive. This new technology could help prevent sleep apnea related car and truck accidents on the road, and, apparently, it’s just around […]

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