Sleep apnea can be dangerous for truckers features an Associated Press story on trucking companies dealing with the problem of sleep apnea and their drivers.

Sleep Apnea causes the throat to close during sleeping, causing a sufferer to wake up dozens of times during the night, causing fatigue that can be dangerous to truckers.

A trucking company offered tests for sleep apnea to their drivers, discovering that nearly 1000 truckers had the problem. The company offered special air packs to aid with breathing during sleeping.


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