Beverly Hills Sleep Medicine Dentist Warns About Drowsy Driving Dangers
- Posted on: Jul 19 2012
Beverly Hills sleep medicine dentist Dr. David Frey is joining with other sleep medicine professionals to warn about the dangers of drowsy driving. Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. Each year it is estimated that drowsy drivers cause about 100,000 accidents including many fatalities. Teenagers are at the highest risk for drowsy driving but people who suffer from undiagnosed or untreated obstructive sleep apnea are at risk as well.
Sometimes it is hard to tell just how sleepy you really are when driving. If you find yourself yawning constantly, have trouble focusing on the road, find yourself drifting into other lanes or onto the side of the road it is time to pull over! The majority of drowsy driving accidents occur after midnight and before 6am but sleep apnea patients can experience drowsy driving at any time.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes people to stop breathing during sleep. Sleepers usually experience loud snoring with gasps or choking noises as they briefly wake to gulp air – this happens many times each night leaving them feeling exhausted in the morning. Extreme daytime sleepiness is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.
A dentist who has special training in the field of dental sleep medicine like Beverly Hills dentist Dr. David Frey can help determine if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and can offer a safe, comfortable and non-invasive method of treatment that can restore your energy levels and allow you that full night of restful sleep.
Please contact Beverly Hills sleep medicine dentist Dr. David Frey at 310-276-4537 today to schedule your consultation to see if oral appliance therapy is right for you.
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