Sleep & Truck Drivers

Sleep & Truck Drivers

One-third of all truck drivers suffer from sleep apnea*

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. These pauses in breathing can last at least 10 seconds or more and can occur more than 30 times a night. Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that often goes undiagnosed.

How Can Sleep Apnea Affect Your Driving?

Sleep apnea affects your daytime alertness and performance. Untreated sleep apnea can make it difficult for you to stay awake, focus your eyes, and react quickly while driving. With untreated sleep apnea; you are not as sharp as you should be.
In general, studies show that people with untreated sleep apnea have an increased risk of being involved in a fatigue-related motor vehicle crash.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

Factors that may put you at higher risk for sleep apnea:

Can You Still Drive if You Have Sleep Apnea?

Yes! Most cases of sleep apnea can be treated successfully. Once treated, a driver may regain their “medically-qualified-to-drive” status. Because each State sets its own medical standards for driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in intrastate commerce, check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles for regulations in your State.

Screening Truck Drivers For Sleep Apnea

We use scientifically proven screening questioners to discover truck drivers at risk of sleep apnea who need have home sleep apnea testing (HSAT).

Diagnosis with HSAT

Innovative diagnostic HSAT at the comfort of the driver's home. Seven-channel testing that is accurate and reliable (89% correlation to PSG). Simple to use, with only 3 points of contact for outstanding \ compliance with 98% success rate.

Treatment

Our board-certified sleep specialists will consult with the truck driver after diagnosis to form the best plan to successfully treat sleep apnea and improve outcomes.

Follow-Up

Our healthcare professionals will support the truck drivers for 30 days to ensure compliance with treatment and to optimize outcomes.

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