Drowsy Driving

ATS Publishes Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sleep Apnea and Driving

The American Thoracic Society has released new clinical practice guidelines on sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk on non-commercial drivers.

The new guidelines, which are an update of a 1994 ATS statement on this topic, appear in the June 1, 2013 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Some Sleep Drugs Can Impair Driving

Many people take sleep aids to help treat their insomnia. The Food and Drug Administration reminds consumers that some insomnia medication could inhibit their ability to drive safely.

Tips to Prevent a Fall-Asleep Crash

Here’s what you can do to prevent a fall-asleep crash.

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® Highlights Prevalent and Preventable Accidents

It's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®, a National Sleep Foundation public awareness campaign to educate drivers about sleep safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a new study showing that the tragedy of drowsy driving is more pervasive than shown in previous estimates. Their study shows that drowsy driving involves about one in six deadly crashes; one in eight crashes resulting in occupant hospitalization, and one in fourteen crashes in which a vehicle was towed.

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