A new nationwide study is being instituted to see if wearable sleep sensors can be as accurate as sleep lab tests for sleep apnea. The study focuses on an at-risk population for sleep apnea that may not know they have elevated risk: traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.
After sleep apnea was implicated as the major cause of a NY train derailment that killed 4 people, injured 60 others and caused more than $9 million in property damage, NY transit instituted a program of sleep apnea screening eventually expanded to all engineers.
NJ Transit followed suit, supposedly screening […]
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 […]
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 […]