Study links sleep apnea and depression to crash risk among long-haul truck drivers

Long-haul truck drivers diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea were more than three times more likely to be involved in a crash, according to an Australian study in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The risk of crash was even higher among truck drivers who reported a diagnosis of depression or had not completed fatigue management training. A commentary notes that the study has methodological limitations but also significant strengths.

Read the study: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Health-Related Factors, and Long Distance Heavy Vehicle Crashes in Western Australia: A Case Control Study

Read the commentary: Commercial Drivers with Sleep Apnea: It’s Still Hit or Miss

2015-04-20T00:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Research|