Millions of Americans suffer from the sleep breathing disorder, sleep apnea. This disorder is characterized by snoring and breathing pauses during sleep. Untreated, it can also lead to serious health side effects, including increased blood pressure, risk of stroke and Type 2 Diabetes. Studies have shown sleep apnea more than doubles car accident risk, but the good news is that there are treatments for sleep apnea.
In a study conducted at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, researchers found that treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP therapy reduced motor vehicle accident risk by 70%. FusionHealth has worked with a variety of populations within organizations to help treat sleep apnea and thus decrease accident risk and improve health and productivity.