Sleep Apnea May Have Caused Metro North Train Crash

It’s now official: The train engineer from last year’s deadly train derailment was found to have severe obstructive sleep apnea, where he stopped breathing 65 times per hour. To date, there’s no conclusive proof that the crash was a direct result of his untreated sleep apnea, since he was also taking a sedating antihistamine and had […]

Car Accidents and Sleep Apnea: A New Perspective

It's commonly known that if you have obstructive sleep apnea, your risk of getting into a car accident is anywhere from 3 to 10 times normal. But if you don't have sleep apnea, can injuries from a car accident lead to obstructive sleep apnea? In certain situations, yes.   Just yesterday, I saw two patients […]