Untreated sleep apnea increases risk of motor vehicle crashes
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, October 17, 2013
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.