Crash risk soars among truck drivers who fail to adhere to sleep apnea treatment
Truck drivers who fail to adhere to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea are a public safety threat on U.S. roadways, according to results from the largest study of sleep apnea and crash risk among commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Study reports significant link between nightmares and suicidal behavior
A new study is the first to report that the relationship between nightmares and suicidal behaviors is partially mediated by a multi-step pathway via defeat, entrapment and hopelessness.
Sleepless at sunrise: Third annual Insomnia Awareness Day is March 14
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is recognizing the third annual Insomnia Awareness Day on Monday, March 14, as the “spring forward” shift to daylight saving time creates the potential for another lost hour of sleep, adding to the already enormous cost of untreated insomnia.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine advisory warns of adverse effects of daylight saving time
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has issued a Health Advisory warning of the adverse effects caused by changing to daylight saving time, with concerns that the effects on sleep/wake patterns can last approximately five to seven days.
AASM urges federal agencies to develop sleep apnea policies for commercial motor vehicle drivers and train engineers
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine commends the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for seeking public comment on how to respond to the health and safety risks associated with untreated obstructive sleep apnea among commercial motor vehicle drivers and train operators.