In this edition of “Health on the Highway”, Dr. Mona Shattell and Dr. Karen Heaton will discuss sleep problems and ways to regulate and enhance sleep while on the road as follows from Dr. Heaton’s experience as a sleep researcher, nurse practitioner, occupational health nurse, and certified DOT medical examiner.

Specific topics include the following:

  • Causes of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (includes CPAP)
  • CPAP on the road
  • Dr. Heaton’s recently published study about sleep, work practices, visual processing speed, and their impact on crash risk.
Mona M. Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN