Transportation Industry and Sleep Apnea

When it comes to driving impaired, substance use is not the only culprit. Sleep Apnea can lead to a host of symptoms that threaten the safety of drivers, and those around them. In the transportation industry, pressures are especially high for workers to meet the demands of the job. We understand the difficulties of making a living, particularly when living with the complications associated with Sleep Apnea – contact us to learn more about how to resolve your exhaustion concerns, so you can keep driving.

If your body isn’t receiving a healthy quantity and quality of sleep, the results can be life-threatening. Common symptoms of Sleep Apnea include excessive yawning, daytime drowsiness, insomnia, headaches, depression, mood swings, and much more. It’s not difficult to imagine how easy it can be to succumb to the discomfort and lose consciousness while at the wheel. Sleep Apnea is highly treatable, and it’s our goal to keep our patients, as well as those around them, safe from the dangers of driving impaired.

THE LATEST:
From The New York Post- 01/23/17
MTA will finally start testing employees for sleep apnea. The MTA will spend $7.5 million dollars to pay for testing for about 20,000 employees.
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From The Metropolitan Transportation Authority - 01/23/17
MTA Expands Sleep Apnea Program Systemwide; Becomes First Public Transportation Agency to Offer Specialized Screening, Treatment for the Disorder
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