For Transportation Industry Employers

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of Sleep Apnea among professional drivers. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that 28% of all professional truck drivers suffer from mild to severe OSA. This serious disorder can cause drivers to have high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases, memory problems, weight gain and headaches. However, the potentially dangerous and most common symptom of untreated OSA in truckers is Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. This sleepiness can eventually even result in ‘Micro-Sleeps’; where the body actually shuts down to rest for a couple of seconds while the person seems to be fully awake.

Drivers with severe OSA are 460% more likely to be involved in a serious accident in a seven year period than drivers with no sleep apnea according to FMCSA studies. Increasing pressure coming from the federal government and the legal liability following accidents are changing the way companies involved in transportation are viewing sleep apnea screening for their employees.

Testing and treating your driver population for OSA is an investment that results in reduced liability as well as better health. This translates directly to improved safety and lower utilization. According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, every dollar invested on wellness programs yields three to six dollars in returns. Outcome studies show measurable savings on healthcare costs, greater productivity, higher morale and reduced attrition.

Benefits Include:

  • Lower disability costs
  • Fewer missed workdays
  • Health care cost savings that increase over time
  • Reduction in preventable accidents
  • Improved driver retention
  • Significant reduction in hospitalizations
  • Robust and continuous savings in global health care expenditures

AEON Provides an Integrated OSA Management Program:

  • One-Stop, Full Service Solution—all services from screening, diagnostic testing, treatment and treatment compliance
  • Complete patient-care pathway to ensure better compliance, outcomes and results tracking
  • Cost effective solution that saves money upfront and in the long-term
  • The latest diagnostic technology
  • Delivery solutions determined by client needs

Contact AEON Sleep Group at (800) 257-9214 or for more information