Sleep Restriction, Sleep Hygiene, and Driving Safety: The Importance of Situational Sleepiness

Pierre Philip, Jacques Taillard, Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi
Sleep Medicine Clinics. 2019-12-01; 14(4): 407-412
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2019.07.002

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Sleep-related accidents are a frequent cause of death and injury in the world.
Poor sleep hygiene is responsible for sleep deprivation, which is clearly
associated with an increased risk of accidents. Evidence shows that self-reported
sleepiness at the wheel and reporting of inappropriate line-crossings are strong
predictors of accident risk. Although the Epworth sleepiness scale is widely used
in clinical practice, it is not the best to evaluate driving risks. Simple
questions on the occurrence of near misses and sleepiness at the wheel should be
asked systematically to address the issue of fitness to drive.


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