Untreated sleep apnea increases risk of motor vehicle crashes

A study of 2,673 patients in Australia found that untreated obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of motor vehicle crashes in very sleepy men as well as near-misses in men and women. Participants with untreated OSA reported crashes at a rate three times higher than the general community.  The results are published in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

2013-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Research|