Sleep Apnea in Trucking

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of Sleep Apnea among truck drivers. This serious disorder can cause drivers to have high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases, memory problems, weight gain and headaches. But the potentially dangerous and most common symptom of untreated Sleep Apnea in truckers is Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. This sleepiness can, in more severe cases, eventually even result in ‘Micro-Sleeps’; where the body actually shuts down to rest for a couple of seconds while the person seems to be fully awake.

Here are some important things to know about Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Trucking Industry:



The FMCSA*, as well as several other independent studies, have concluded that over 28% of all truck drivers currently suffer from mild to severe sleep apnea.

The FMCSA reports that the average cost of an accident caused by a large truck involving fatalities is approximately $3.4 million dollars.


It's Treatable

Drivers with severe sleep apnea are 460% more likely to be involved in a server crash in a seven year period than drivers with no sleep apnea.**

Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are diagnosable, treatable and generally manageable for commercial truck drivers.

* The primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

** Publication No. FMCSA-RT-04-007

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