An average of 1.3 million people die in the US every year as the result of a car accident, and fatigued driving is responsible for a lot of accidents. People living with untreated sleep apnea or other sleep disorder may not realize how much it impacts their alertness and how dangerous it is to drive. Dr. Nick Mobilia and the staff of Elite Dental Arts can help you find relief from sleep apnea, so please schedule a visit for evaluation.
Patients who don’t seek treatment for their poor sleep may think they are used to feeling tired all the time and are unimpaired. However a chronic lack of restful sleep is shown to have the same effects has being intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. Excessive sleepiness causes problems with focus and attention, which you need in order to drive. The lack of focusing and inability to react quickly makes high-risk drivers. If you are planning to drive somewhere but feel sleepy, take a minute to assess your alertness. A short nap can even revive you for a 30 minute drive. Caffeine is of course a temporary fix, but it can keep you alert and prevent falling asleep at the wheel. If you ever notice yourself dozing at the wheel, pull over to rest.
Don’t live with a sleep disorder any longer. Visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia at Elite Dental Arts in New York, NY, call 212-681-0939.
Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017