The Tragedy of Sleep Disordered Breathing

TRADEGY FOLLOWS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) reduces oxygen levels in the blood which can affect cognitive function the following day – tragically this may result in an increase in motor vehicle accidents MVA and workplace accidents. It is estimated that moderate level OSA can increase the chances of a MVA by 7-10 times that of those unaffected. Strangely this question may be asked of commercial drivers but not private drivers, who outnumber commercial drivers on the roads.

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