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Why Are Truck Drivers Susceptible to Drowsy Driving?

Just the idea that a trucker driving next your car on the highway might be close to dozing off while operating an 18-wheeler at high speeds is terrifying. However, most people probably believe that the odds of it actually happening to them are remote. Unfortunately, truck drivers falling asleep while sharing the road with you has probably come close to happening many times before, and you just did not realize it. How Many Truckers Have Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that around 25 million Americans suffer from, according to a sleep expert from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Symptoms of OSA include: Excessive sleepiness during waking hours Headaches in the morning Snoring that is loud Waking up suddenly with shortness of breath High blood pressure Intermittent periods of paused breathing during sleep Insomnia Difficulty concentrating Mood swings Chest pain Waking up with a…
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