Truckies likely bend the truth on sleep apnoea
Researchers compared 37 commercial vehicle drivers treated for sleep apnoea to 74 matched controls with apnoea.
They found that despite both groups experiencing similar amounts of sleep disruption, the commercial drivers reported that they felt more awake, on average, than the other patients.
“We can assume… commercial drivers with sleep apnoea symptoms could be under-reporting their sleepiness in order to protect their job. These results should be taken into account by healthcare professionals who are treating this group of