Study Draws Link Between Sleep Apnea and RTA Risk

March 11, 2015 12:54 PM

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Scientists have drawn directly links between sleep apnea and the affected individual’s likelihood of being involved in a road traffic accident. If accurate, successfully treating and eventually alleviating the common sleep disorder on a more widespread basis could result in countless lives being saved every years on US roads and highways.

According to the results of the study, carried out at the University of Gothenburg, those with diagnosed cases of sleep apnea may be up to 2.5-times more likely to be the cause of a road traffic accident than a driven not affected by any sleep disorder.

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