Patients and doctors both mistakenly believe that Insomnia is the main symptom of a sleep disorder. And that misperception is one reason why 9 out of 10 patients remain undiagnosed and untreated for a sleep disorder.
The most effective way to reduce automobile fatalities caused by sleep deprivation are to mandate screening of all CMV operators for obstructive sleep apnea, enact verifiable sleep testing protocols for these screenings, and enforce nationwide compliance for all commercial drivers’ license medical examiners.
This article is an opinion essay by a SleepSomatics clinician. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of SleepSomatics.