Sleep deficiency and motor vehicle crash risk in the general population: a prospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Gottlieb2018SleepDA,
  title={Sleep deficiency and motor vehicle crash risk in the general population: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Daniel J Gottlieb and Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen and Matt T. Bianchi and Charles A. Czeisler},
  booktitle={BMC Medicine},
  year={2018}
}
BackgroundInsufficient sleep duration and obstructive sleep apnea, two common causes of sleep deficiency in adults, can result in excessive sleepiness, a well-recognized cause of motor vehicle crashes, although their contribution to crash risk in the general population remains uncertain. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relation of sleep apnea, sleep duration, and excessive sleepiness to crash risk in a community-dwelling population.MethodsThis was a prospective observational… CONTINUE READING

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