Confronting drowsy driving: The American academy of sleep medicine perspective: An American academy of sleep medicine position statement

Nathaniel F. Watson, Timothy Morgenthaler, Ronald Chervin, Kelly Carden, Douglas Kirsch, David Kristo, Raman Malhotra, Jennifer Martin, Kannan Ramar, Ilene Rosen, Terri Weaver, Merrill Wise

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Abstract

Drowsy driving is a serious public health concern which is often difficult for individual drivers to identify. While it is important for drivers to understand the causes of drowsy driving, there is still insufficient scientific knowledge and public education to prevent drowsy driving. As a result, the AASM is calling upon institutions and policy makers to increase public awareness and improve education on the issue, so our society can better recognize and prevent drowsy driving. The AASM has adopted a position statement to educate both healthcare providers and the general public about drowsy driving risks and countermeasures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1335-1336
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Drowsy driving
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Undiagnosed sleep disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Watson, N. F., Morgenthaler, T., Chervin, R., Carden, K., Kirsch, D., Kristo, D., Malhotra, R., Martin, J., Ramar, K., Rosen, I., Weaver, T., & Wise, M. (2015). Confronting drowsy driving: The American academy of sleep medicine perspective: An American academy of sleep medicine position statement. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 11(11), 1335-1336. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.5200