DROWSY DRIVING – Are you putting yourself in danger?

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The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has designated, November 6-13 as National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Most people are aware of the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving. The dangers of drowsy driving are not as well known but are just as real. In fact, sleep-deprived drivers cause more than 6,400 deaths and 50,000 debilitating injuries on American roadways each year. 1 Drowsy driving is when a driver is fatigued due to lack of sleep. Drowsy drivers have diminished awareness, delayed braking and can even fall asleep at the wheel. Studies show that being awake for more than 20 hours …

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BJC HealthCare Partnerships for Out of Center Sleep Studies

BJC HealthCare has partnered with Millennium Sleep Lab and LifeWatch Services to provide out of center sleep study services on behalf of BJC. This partnership provides seamless care for patients needing monitoring and treatment for sleep disorders at BJC Sleep Labs – from initial in-home sleep studies through Millennium and LifeWatch – to readings and follow-up clinical care through BJC Sleep Labs.

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