Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sleep Disorders Linked to Aviation Accidents

Sleep disorders, especially obstructive sleep apnea, are common among truck drivers. USAToday reports that the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating fatigue as a cause of accidents in the aviation industry:

While efforts to reduce fatigue in aviation have focused on pilots' schedules, federal accident investigators say pilots and other vehicle operators also need to be screened for sleep disorders. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is preparing to take a stand on the issue within weeks, according to testimony at a recent public meeting.


Anonymous said...

If you are suffering from sleep problems such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea, you need to consider this problem seriously and adopt specific measures at the earliest to get back your sleep. Regular exercising is one of the options to ensure sound sleep at night. Altogether, if you are unable to get adequate sleep during night, you can undertake certain initiatives to overcome your sleep problems such as fixing your sleeping as well as waking schedule and abstaining from alcohol, nicotine, tea, coffee et al before hitting the bed.

laurajak said...

It is interesting that you bring this up. The sleep school that I work for, The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology recently hosted a dinner seminar entitled, "Assessment and Management of OSA in Commercial Drivers" for a group of Occupational Medicine doctors. This is a very pertinent issue that needs more attention. Our sleep school is getting our own blog off the ground here: and you are included in our blogroll.

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Michael Rack, MD said...

thanks, laurajak.

I have added the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology blog to my blogroll

Michael Rack, MD said...

thanks, Daily Reviewer/Angelina Mizaki

Sleeping disorder advice said...

Yes the sleep disorders are totally linked with aviation accidents.

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