Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Former Foundation Secretary Appointed to NTSB

August 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Drowsy Driving in the News

The president has designated former National Sleep Foundation Secretary Christopher A. Hart as the National Transportation Safety Board’s new vice chairman, according to a press release by the agency.

NTSB Makes Recommendations on Sleep Apnea

August 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Drowsy Driving in the News

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued six recommendations to the Federal Aviation Agency regarding pilot fatigue and obstructive sleep apnea.

Post Article Examines ‘Crash Pads’

August 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Drowsy Driving in the News

A recent article in the Washington Post looked at crash pads, makeshift homes used as an inexpensive housing option for regional airline flight crews struggling to pay rent away from home.

Countermeasures: Stop for the Night

Find a safe place to stop for a break or for the night. If you plan on napping longer than 30 minutes, your best option is to choose a safe rest stop or motel, allowing you to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep.

Countermeasures: Rumble Strips

If you hit a shoulder rumble strip, pull off the road as soon as possible.

Countermeasures: Taking a Nap

Pull off into a safe, well-lit area away from traffic and take a brief nap: 15-20 minutes is best. Short naps can help improve mood, performance and short-term alertness.

Countermeasures: Caffeine

Coffee or another type of caffeine drink can promote short-term alertness, if needed.

Sleepless on Pennsylvania Avenue

If you think your work schedule is demanding, try being an adviser for the president. A recent article in the Washington Post examined the hectic schedules of members of President Obama’s Administration, including their bouts with sleepless nights and fatigue.

Craig Condill

June 21, 1952 – October 25, 2007 I am Craig’s sister in law. I am a registered sleep technician and a respiratory therapist. I have a passion for sleep disorders and recently went to a WAKE UP Michigan Symposium. I was unbelievably moved by the stories I heard there and was planning on telling everyone […]

Jack Blevins

April 10, 1969 – January 5, 2007 On January 5,2007 37 year old Jack Blevins was on his way to work. Unfortunatley, he did not make it. Just minutes from home he was killed in a auto accident by a man who had fallen asleep while driving. I remember him leaving for that work morning […]

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