Tag Archives: sleep apnea

Exhausted Behind the Wheel of an 18 Wheeler, More Common than You Think

According to recent research, more than 40% of commercial motor vehicle drivers may have obstructive sleep apnea. “What is sleep apnea? When you have this condition, your breath can become very shallow or you may even stop breathing — briefly — while you sleep. It can happen many times a night in some people. Obstructive sleep -->

Sleep Apnea Linked to Truck Crashes

Stephen Burks, the principal investigator of the Truckers & Turnover Project at the University of Minnesota, published interesting and possibly lifesaving findings of a study comparing truckers who suffer from sleep apnea and drivers without the condition.  “The rate of serious, preventable crashes was five times higher among truckers with sleep apnea who didn’t use -->