Sleep Apnea is a major problem in the trucking industry today. Millions of truck drivers suffer with it and these drivers are at an increased risk of being involved in accidents. Accidents involving heavy trucks are often fatal for both truck drivers and others on the road. The reason untreated sleep apnea if left untreated is so dangerous for truck drivers is because it is a condition which often leads to daytime sleepiness. This means that many truck drivers are actually sleepy while driving.
Sleep apnea negatively affects the quality of sleep for truck drivers if it is not treated. The level of alertness and performance of truck drivers with this condition is greatly diminished. This can make it difficult for truck drivers to say awake and be alert enough to focus their eyes. This often makes it difficult for drivers to react quickly in an emergency situation while driving….