Groups surveys drivers on sleep apnea
ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute has launched an online survey seeking input from commercial drivers on a number of issues related to sleep apnea. ATRI is surveying drivers on their perspectives, personal experiences and knowledge of sleep apnea. It also seeks information on the sleep apnea assessments and treatments that drivers may have received, as well as the perceived effectiveness of those treatments. The survey results will be synthesized with other sleep apnea and driver fatigue research analyses, and then analyzed by several leading sleep apnea experts. The ATRI has made “Understanding the Impacts of Sleep Apnea on Commercial Drivers” one of its top research priorities this year. The survey was initially distributed at the Mid-America Trucking Show in late March, where more than 100 drivers participated.