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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Shift Workers

April 1, 2017

Drowsy driving causes well over a million car crashes per year, as well as half a million injuries and thousands of fatalities. The kind of chronic sleep deprivation experienced by shift workers increases their likelihood of being involved in an accident, especially when driving home after a shift. In fact, 16 hours of continuous wakefulness […]

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Webcast: Why Rest IS The New Revolution in Business

November 8, 2016

Approximately 30% of the American workforce struggles to obtain the necessary sleep to lead healthy and productive lives. The sleep deprivation epidemic is costing companies millions in healthcare costs related to chronic illnesses (including diabetes, obesity, hypertension and others) and workplace accidents. Many wellness programs focus on critical aspects of health including diet and fitness […]

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Benefits Magazine Feature: Sleep – A Rising Star in Well-Being

October 18, 2016

The following is a summary of an article featuring FusionHealth Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Durmer published in the October edition of Benefits Magazine. Many U.S. companies have been increasing their knowledge about their employees sleep and well-being. For many of these U.S. companies, there has been a rise in implementing solutions to help combat […]

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MRB Issues Latest Guidelines. Are You Ready?

October 13, 2016

The FMCSA safety regulations are constantly being updated. On August 22-23, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Medical Review Board (MRB) held an open meeting to hear from interested parties and provide updated recommendations to the FMCSA related to the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This was to improve […]

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The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Shift Workers

September 28, 2016

What are the effects of sleep deprivation? While most know how dangerous and unsafe it is to get behind the wheel of a car after a few too many cocktails, many are unaware that driving while sleepy is just as bad as drunk driving. In fact, a 2001 study titled “How Do Prolonged Wakefulness and […]

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5 Important Features to Look for in a Sleep Management Solution

September 15, 2016

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects approximately 25 million Americans, with many unaware they are afflicted with the disorder. A recent study conducted by researchers from Harvard, University of Minnesota, Morris, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital states that drivers with untreated OSA are 5x more likely to be […]

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Anatomy of a Sleep Deprived Worker

September 8, 2016

In the U.S. alone, an estimated 50-70 million adults have some form of sleep disorder. Poor sleep can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from sickness or stress to environmental elements (such as a child disrupting the family’s sleep schedule). While there are many factors that cause a lack of sleep, the effects of poor […]

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The Vital Connection Between Poor Sleep and Chronic Disease

August 31, 2016

In the U.S. alone, the sickest 1% of the population has two or more chronic diseases and is responsible for approximately 23% of total healthcare expenditures, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For benefits managers and their companies, the rising costs of claims related to chronic disease represents an ever-growing challenge. Conditions such as Hypertension, […]

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New Regulations for Commercial Drivers – What’s Next?

August 18, 2016

On August 22 and 23, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) met to discuss the possibility of new regulations centered around sleep apnea diagnoses and treatments for commercial drivers. While those in the industry are aware of the severe impact poor sleep can have on safety, how to properly address this issue has been a topic of some […]

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