A Gift To Sleepy Truck Drivers From Aviisha For Sleep Better Month
--For the entire month of May, Better Sleep Month, Aviisha has reduced the cost of its home sleep test by $100 for commercial drivers as part of its ongoing DriveSafe Campaign to improve driver health, safety, and sleep--
Studies have shown that drivers with untreated sleep apnea are at a 7-fold increased risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash. Researchers believe that drowsy driving, one consequence of untreated sleep apnea, is a factor in more than 100,000 crashes per year. Moreover, it is estimated that 2.4-3.9 million licensed commercial drivers have sleep apnea.
"One of the major concerns we have is that most people with sleep apnea don't know they have it," said Dr. Avi Ishaaya, MD, Aviisha's cofounder and CEO. Studies estimate that 85% of sleep apnea sufferers don't know they have the condition. "A strong predictor of sleep apnea is being overweight or obese, but research shows that most people who are overweight or obese don't know it either." A recent poll discovered that 70% of obese individuals and 39% of morbidly obese individuals consider themselves simply "overweight." Sleep apnea has been strongly linked with being overweight or obese; as many as 70% of sleep apnea sufferers are obese.
To order the home sleep test, call 877-4AVIISHA or visit sleep.aviisha.com and use the promo code DriveSafe.
About Aviisha Aviisha, a national leader in home sleep care, works with physicians and patients around the country to provide comprehensive, convenient, affordable and expedient services to address the emerging sleep apnea epidemic. Aviisha's services include screening, home sleep testing, treatment, compliance management, and education. Additionally, Aviisha operates fully accredited sleep labs in Southern California and the MD Home Sleep Program which enables both sleep and non-sleep physicians to diagnose and treat sleep apnea. For more information visit http://sleep.aviisha.com or call 877-4AVIISHA.
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