Daytime Sleepiness

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 […]

Fatigue and Sleepiness–What’s the Difference?

Sometimes language can be tricky to us. We have a tendency to use words in overlapping meanings. One of the more common words that we use in an overlapping way is the simple description of feeling “tired.” Often, we can use this word to refer to both fatigue and sleepiness, but it’s important […]

Are You Tweeting When You Should Be Snoozing?

For many of us, social media is a distraction that can be very hard to pry ourselves away from, even when we’re supposed to be sleeping. And if you’re finding that your long winter’s nap is made shorter by Facebook or Instagram, you’re not alone. According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, social […]

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