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It is generally appreciated that driver fatigue and tiredness compromise safety. It is important however to be able to recognise "Sleepiness" where it is due to an underlying medical condition such as OSA (Obstructive sleep apnoea)
Many drivers with OSA have had a motor vehicle accident due to falling asleep at the wheel. Most sufferers do not realise that they have the condition.
Invariably, OSA victims suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness and other symptoms include:
If any person suspects they may have this condition they should contact their GP. The condition is generally fully treatable without the need for surgery.
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