Sleep and Work

Sleep Apnea Triples Your Risk of Vigilance-Related Work Injuries

We know that sleep apnea makes it more likely that you will be injured at work. Now the largest, most reliable study on the subject confirms the relationship and adds that sleep apnea triples your risk of a vigilance-related work injury.

A Sleep Clinic Population

This research, which was published online ahead of print […]

Truckers with Untreated Sleep Apnea Have 5 Times More Accidents

One of the reasons why sleep apnea rules for truckers have been so controversial is that we haven’t had good data about how much of a difference treatment makes. Now a new study tells us that it makes a huge difference: truckers who don’t get their sleep apnea treated are five times […]

New Study Looks at the Secrets of Human’s Efficient Sleep

Have you ever tried to count just how much time your cat spends sleeping each day? It’s about 12 to 16 hours. Dogs might not seem as lazy, but most dog breeds sleep about 14 hours a day, and some sleep up to 18 hours a day. Compare that to the seven or eight hours […]

Is Snoring a Disability?

There are many conditions that could be considered a disability, so many, in fact, that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) doesn’t list them. Instead, it simply gives a definition:

The term “disability” means, with respect to an individual—

  1. a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual;
  2. a record […]

Oral Appliances Could Help Truckers Frustrated with CPAP

As federal regulations are requiring closer monitoring of truckers at risk for sleep apnea, many of them are expressing their frustration with the process. Not only are their irritated by the requirements for testing, but many of them are upset with having to wear their CPAP machine. They are irritated by […]

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