Traffic Accidents in Snoring And Sleep apnea Patients
Drowsy and sleepy driving can be almost as dangerous as drunk driving. Snoring and daytime sleepiness should be further investigated as contributory factors to road traffic accidents.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness. Falling asleep while driving most often occurs during driving on empty roads, long distance drives and causes traffic accidents.
Undiagnosed or untreated patient with sleep apnea causes a person to be constantly tired, which impairs reflexes, judgment and concentration much like drugs or alcohol , all the more dangerous behind the wheel.