The Apnea Hurdle

Lucinda Coulter | February 01, 2012

Trucker Bob Stanton, who heads the A.W.A.K.E. network of the American Sleep Apnea Association, at awake.truckersforacause.com, tells drivers to take the time to see a doctor: “If you think you’ve got sleep apnea, get tested. If you’ve been diagnosed with it, you need to be treated before you drive again.”

Visit understandingsleep.org for details on screening and treatment.

 

Sleep apnea signs

These symptoms and related conditions often indicate sleep apnea:

• Excessive, loud snoring or snorting

• Interrupted sleep

• Obesity (a body mass index of more than 30)

• Large neck (17 inches for men, 15.5 inches for women)

• Short sleep periods

• Daytime drowsiness

• Frequent nighttime urination

• Soft throat tissue

• Hypertension

• Reduced libido

• Cigarette smoking

 

  • MercenaryMan

    His clinic has stocked extra equipment for treating the sleep disorder in anticipation of tougher standards, he says.

    I think this remark explains it all, $$$$$$$