It has plenty to do with the truck drivers that share our roads. Sleep apnea is a condition where the upper airway is narrow or closed, causing a disruption to your sleep throughout the night. You may then suffer from drowsiness during the day due to a lack of continual night sleep. For a truck driver, this is bad news.
Our personal injury attorneys have seen enough truck accidents to know that drowsy driving is a significant contributing factor. Avoid a potential collision by knowing the signs of sleep apnea so you can seek medical treatment:
Signs of Sleep Apnea
- Daytime drowsiness
- Unable to stay awake or sleeping at inopportune times
- Loud snoring
- Diminished sex drive
- Headaches in the morning
- Getting up to use the restroom numerous times during the night
- Unable to concentrate
- Poor memory
Imagine how difficult it would be for a truck driver to drive several hundred miles each day after his sleep suffers from the above symptoms. If these symptoms seem familiar to you, please seek help. Sleep apnea is a treatable condition. Your decision to seek treatment today could be the answer to preventing a potential Grapevine truck accident.
If you have been a victim of a truck accident due to drowsy driving, your accident lawyer will bring his experience and dedication to your case. Call or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. Also, you may learn helpful information by ordering our free book, Your Texas Personal Injury Case: Don’t Get Hammered, Strong-Armed, or Thrown to the Dogs.