Source: Trucking and fatigue | More accurate ways to detect and combat fatigue | Technology content from Fleet Owner Fatigue plays a significant role in driver performance, job satisfaction, and safety on the road. Measuring fatigue with technology (i.e. biometric devices) like the Readiband from Fatigue Science and others from companies like Circadian Fatigue Management is one way to do this, as well as the proactive measures that can be taken by employers, such as allowing truck drivers sufficient rest and […]
Truckers Beware. You are not alone! In an article by Anahad O’connor of the NY Times more than a third of police officers have a sleep disorder ( most commonly OSA). Besides the usual OSA associated risks such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc., it was found that OSA in police officers also raised the odds of being injured on the job by 22 percent and falling asleep while driving by 51 percent. Reportedly, from 2009 to 2010, more than a third […]
FDA approves “pacemaker like” device for Sleep Apnea. Implanted in the chest it stimulates the hypoglossal nerve to keep primary airway muscles open so that breathing is not obstructed during sleep. For more details see New England Journal of Medicine Study below (Study funded by Inspire Medical Systems).