A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week that the National Sleep Foundation believes, if passed, will threaten the public safety of our roads.
Advocated by the trucking industry, the bill (S. 1537) prevents the Department of Transportation from implementing an important recommendation which calls for screening
high risk truckers for obstructive sleep apnea. We [...]
In an effort to reduce the number of fatigue-related crashes and to save lives, the National Sleep Foundation is declaring November 3-10, 2013 to be DrowsyDriving Prevention Week®. This annual campaign provides public education about the under-reported risks of driving while drowsy and countermeasures to improve safety on the road.
Sleepiness can impair driving performance as much or more so than alcohol, studies show. (Dawson and Reid, 1997; Powell, 2001)
The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that one out of every six (16.5%) deadly traffic accidents, and one out of eight (12.5%) crashes requiring hospitalization of car drivers or passengers is due to drowsy driving. [...]
National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® Provides Tips to Prevent One in Six Traffic Fatalities.
WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2012 – In recognition of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®, (November 12-18), the National Sleep Foundation is joining with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to educate drivers about sleep safety. A recent survey conducted by the [...]
National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® Provides Tips to Prevent One in Six Traffic Fatalities
WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2011 – In recognition of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®, (November 6-12), the National Sleep Foundation is joining with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to educate drivers about sleep safety. The AAA Foundation released new data showing that 96% of Americans feel that it is unacceptable for someone to drive when they are so sleepy they have trouble keeping their eyes open; yet, about one-third of Americans admitted doing so in the past 30 days.
It’s true that napping can help restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes and accidents. In spite of these benefits, napping isn’t always the best option for everyone.
If you are planning to vacation this summer, chances are you’ll be staying a hotel. Although it’s fun to see new place or visit with friends and family, staying in a hotel means not sleeping in your own bed. So what should a traveler expect from a hotel when its time to sleep?
Less than half of Americans say they get a good night’s sleep every night. Combine excessive sleepiness with an automobile, a long drive, and the one of the heaviest travel weekends of the year, and our risk for a fall-asleep crash increases significantly. In fact, 28% of American drivers have admitted [...]
Sleep aids, a sleep-friendly environment, relaxation techniques and sleep schedules can help us achieve a good night’s sleep. Here are for additional steps you can take to help improve your sleep quality and duration…
According to a recent study, treating obstructive sleep apnea is beneficial to truck driver’s health and their health insurance budget. Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The “apnea” in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. After examining the insurance claims records of 156 truck drivers who received continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and