OSA and Car Accidents

Posted by Admin on Jul 29, 2014 7:44:51 AM

If you think that your obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis has nothing to do with driving, think again.

Did you know that people with sleep apnea are twice as likely to be involved in a car accident? A lot of this has to do with the fact that so many people with sleep apnea are undiagnosed and untreated, and as a result they feel extremely tired during the day.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sleep deprivation is a cause of 100,000 car accidents each year. Your reaction time when you are sleepy is just as slow as if you were drunk. Scary, right?

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Topics: Sleeping Disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, car accidents, OSA, treatments

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