Sleep Apnea, Sleepiness, and Driving Risk
Description of Resource:
This resource discusses the nuances of sleep apnea as a medical condition, and the driving risks that present for those with sleep apnea and associated sleepiness. It discusses the circumstantial legal obligations and responsibilities of physicians in reporting patients with sleep apnea to licensing authorities. It concludes with recommendations related to education on the health effects of sleep, drivers with sleep apnea and their risks, assessing risk, and the duties of licensing authorities.