https://www.whywesnore.com Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:12:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=186 New York Expands Sleep Apnea Screening for Railway Employeeshttps://www.whywesnore.com/new-york-expands-sleep-apnea-screening-for-railway-employees/ https://www.whywesnore.com/new-york-expands-sleep-apnea-screening-for-railway-employees/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:11:48 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2595 After the success of its initial sleep apnea screening program, the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) of New York has announced it will expand the screening program to include all railway drivers. This is before screening rules for all commercial drivers will likely go into effect following the public commentary period. Recommendations Following a Deadly Accident […]

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Truckers Surveyed about Sleep Apneahttps://www.whywesnore.com/truckers-surveyed-about-sleep-apnea/ https://www.whywesnore.com/truckers-surveyed-about-sleep-apnea/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:19:59 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2588 Regulations about sleep apnea treatment for truck drivers seem inevitable at this point, but there is still space for truckers to shape the nature of those regulations. To help design regulations that are trucker-friendly while still promoting public health, the American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) has designed a survey to determine how much drivers know […]

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Sleep Apnea Triples Your Risk of Vigilance-Related Work Injurieshttps://www.whywesnore.com/sleep-apnea-triples-your-risk-of-vigilance-related-work-injuries/ https://www.whywesnore.com/sleep-apnea-triples-your-risk-of-vigilance-related-work-injuries/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:24:20 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2583 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 March […]

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Will Web Peer Support Improve CPAP Adherence?https://www.whywesnore.com/will-web-peer-support-improve-cpap-adherence/ https://www.whywesnore.com/will-web-peer-support-improve-cpap-adherence/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:36:13 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2572 We know that CPAP is considered the best sleep apnea treatment, but it’s also the worst: because many people don’t use it. The biggest question in CPAP is: how can we get people to use their machines? Maybe the secret is web-based peer support. A new $2.5 million study by the American Sleep Apnea Association […]

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Truckers with Untreated Sleep Apnea Have 5 Times More Accidentshttps://www.whywesnore.com/truckers-with-untreated-sleep-apnea-have-5-times-more-accidents/ https://www.whywesnore.com/truckers-with-untreated-sleep-apnea-have-5-times-more-accidents/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2016 21:15:16 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2565 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 more likely to […]

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