Even mild cases of sleep apnea can cause car accidents
Car accidents occur quite often in people with sleep apnea. Even just moderate and mild cases of untreated sleep apnea can cause you to fall asleep while driving. Studies report that sleep apnea patients have up to 3 times the increased risk of motor vehicle accidents.
It is suggested that if you suspect that you have sleep apnea, stop driving immediately. If you have an accident, you could lose your life or face criminal charges.
The simple use of a CPAP machine reduces the risk of car accidents significantly. Studies report that treatment of sleep apnea is successful in only 2-7 days.