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Sleepy Drivers Risk Crash

A recent article by Jeff Rogers DMD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA in Sleep Review reveals the alarming increased risk of car crashes due to sleeping just 1-2 hours less than ideal.  According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 1 in 10 crashes were caused by drowsy drivers. Today, most states have ‘distracted’ and ‘drunk’ driving laws, but none have ‘drowsy’ statutes.  Bus and truck drivers, FAA pilots, boat captains and many other ‘alert critical’ jobs have testing and compliance guidelines that ensure a well-rested operator is in command. Rest well and drive safely.  It is estimated that over 20% of the adult US population has some sleep disorder.  See you physician of dentist to find out how you can be tested.

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