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Sleep, work and health, Part 2

Part 2: obstructive sleep apnoea and the workplace – the impact on road safety

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In the second of our two-part feature on sleep health and work, consultant sleep physician Dev Banerjee discusses the importance of obstructive sleep apnoea and its contribution to road-traffic accidents, and debates the role of a screening programme for commercial drivers.

OBSTRUCTIVE sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition where an individual stops breathing during sleep due to the narrowing of….

Dev Banerjee is consultant sleep physician at the Heartlands BioMedical Research Centre, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, and senior research fellow at the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University, Birmingham.

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Occupational Health at Work April/May 2011 (vol. 07/6) pp16-18

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