Although we may easily forget, sleep does play an important role when we get behind the wheel of our vehicle every day. One study that was conducted by researchers from the University of Granada was able to demonstrate that our individual chronotypes that determines if a person is a “morning person,” or “evening person,” directly has […]
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Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Risk of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Obstructive sleep apnea has found its way back into the headlines as it carries serious threats to health and impacts the daily lives of those affected. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, New research shows that sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. However, treating the sleep […]
Study Details the High Risk Insomnia Places on Drivers
The cost of insomnia can kill you—literally. According Dr. Michael J. Breus, a world-renowned sleep expert, we should be aware of the findings of a recent study conducted by researchers in Norway, which he shared on his blog, “The Insomnia Blog.” Data was collected over a 14-year period from a total of 54,399 men and women […]
Do You Know the Accurate Quality of Your Sleep?
How do you know if you’ve been collecting quality sleep? According to The Huffington Post, it’s much easier to figure out many hours you sleep each night and the quality of that snooze with the help of a sleep tracking device, but without them your perception is all you have to rely on. Just last […]
Put an End to Drowsy Driving, Stay Awake at the Wheel!
In today’s world, drowsy driving is all too common, with tragic consequences often being a result. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 1 in 5 fatal accidents on our roads involves a sleepy driver, increasing the number of drowsy drivers that are involved in fatal crashes from 16.5% to 21% based their 2014 […]
Teens With Earlier School Start Times More Likely to Crash
When it comes teenagers getting enough sleep plenty of factors work against them, including hormones and school start times. On the heels of the National Sleep Awareness Project’s “Awake at the Wheel” campaign, new research reports that teenagers who have earlier school start times are at a significantly higher risk of being involved in motor […]
Take the Pledge to Drive Alert, Arrive Alive!
It’s still Drowsy Prevention Week and we hope you’ve been collecting those Zzzs! According to DrowsyDriving.org, fatigued drivers cause 100,000 motor vehicle accidents a year. Did you know that that not sleeping for 18 hours is even equal to having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, which would earn you a serious ticket and […]
Insomnia Linked to Increased Deaths Behind the Wheel
Suffering from insomnia increases major health risks, and plenty of unintended drowsy driving. New research has revealed that insomnia is major contributor to the number of deaths that occur due to motor vehicle crashes and unintentional fatal injuries. 54,399 men and women, ages 20-89, had their data collected from a population based survey and were […]
Driver Exposes the Truth About Truckers and Drowsy Driving
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnTzY2cxQio One trucker has taken to YouTube to expose the pressure put on drivers to deliver loads on time, regardless of the risks of drowsy driving. Last month, ABC News sat down with 28-year-old Abe Attallah from Detroit, Michigan on their television show 20/20. Attallah found himself struggling to stay awake behind the wheel while […]
What to do About Drowsy Truck Drivers?
The dangers of getting behind the wheel after poor sleep are something that many people don’t think about until tragedy strikes. However, the consequences still exist and for truck drivers, the risky activity of drowsy driving has more of an opportunity to occur as fatigue seems to be quite common in their profession. The National […]