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Sleep disorders and fatigue contribute to an unprecedented number of motor vehicular accidents (MVAs) every year in the US. Sleep apnea is the number one diagnosed sleep disorder; ironically, it is also the most underrecognized sleep disorder, with over 90% of patients having yet to be identified and treated. This article cites evidence that treatment of sleep apnea not only improves sleep and wake, it also substantially reduces MVAs. Doing so would enable an employer or health benefits manager to reduce risk, improve quality of life (QOL) and offer a comprehensive health and wellness program that integrates sleep care.

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