The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from commercial truck drivers for an online survey dealing with several issues related to sleep apnea. The “Understanding the Impacts of Sleep Apnea on Commercial Drivers” survey results will be integrated with other existing sleep apnea and driver fatigue data, and then examined by leading sleep apnea experts.
The confidential survey is looking for information on sleep apnea assessments and treatments that drivers may have received, how effective the treatments were, and their perspectives, personal experiences and knowledge of sleep apnea.
All commercial drivers are encouraged to participate in the survey even if they have not experienced a diagnosis of sleep apnea. For ATRI, this is the first large-scale data collection effort from those affected with sleep apnea to help everyone better understand what the impacts and costs of testing and treatment are for drivers.
The subject was selected by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee as one of its top research priorities for 2016. The survey will be available through mid-May.