The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has designated the first full week in November (this year Nov 4-11 2018) as National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Most people are aware of the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving. The dangers of drowsy driving are not as well known but are just as real. In fact, sleep-deprived drivers cause more than 6,400 deaths and 50,000 debilitating injuries on American roadways each year. 1 Drowsy driving is when a driver is fatigued due to lack of sleep. Drowsy drivers have diminished awareness, delayed braking and can even fall asleep at the wheel. Studies show …
Category: Drowsy Driving
TIRED OF BEING TIRED – Are you putting yourself in danger?
“Sleep-deprived drivers cause more than 6,400 deaths and 50,000 debilitating injuries on American roadways each year.” said Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD who is working with the National Sleep Foundation on its Drowsy Driving Consensus Panel. If your quality of sleep is compromised due to an issue such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you are putting yourself and others at risk every time you get behind the wheel. Drowsy Driving is Dangerous! Get out of danger – see Patient Info to take your next steps!