Tests can measure improved vigilance after CPAP therapy for sleep apnea

A new study from Finland reports that the Oxford Sleep Resistance Test (OSLER) and the multiple unprepared reaction time (MURT) test are practical and reliable tools for measuring improvement in vigilance due to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in professional drivers suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). According to the authors, the availability of inexpensive tools to screen for excessive daytime sleepiness could focus more attention on safety in the transportation industry and alertness-sensitive occupations. Results are published in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

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2014-10-23T00:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Professional Development|