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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2005

Medical Conditions and Driving: A Review of the Scientific Literature (1960–2000), Section 7.3: Sleep Disorders

Description of Resource: 
This website provides an overview of the sleep disorders narcolepsy and sleep apnea. It summarizes the literature on driving with these disorders, including detailed information on motor vehicle crashes and other measures of driving performance. It concludes with a table that summarizes driving recommendations for diseases of the central nervous system, including the sleep disorders of narcolepsy and sleep apnea.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Sleep Health
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Citation: 
Dobbs B, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Medical Conditions and Driving: A Review of the Scientific Literature 1960-2000, Section 7.3: Sleep Disorders [Internet]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; 2005 Sep [cited 2013 Jan 22]. Report No. DOT HS 809 690. Available from: http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/research/Medical_Condition_Driving/pages/Sec7-SleepDis.htm#