Transportion Professionals

Sleep Apnea Testing for Professional Drivers

Truck Driver Sleep Apnea Study1 in 5 adults are affected by mild Sleep Apnea*. If you or your family has been through the screening and treatment process you know how easy it can be to manage. Did you know that recent legislation requires CDL holders, and other transportation professionals, be screened for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? These regulations require that drivers with Sleep Apnea have their doctor verify that their sleep disorder is being properly managed.

Sleep Diagnostics appreciates that our drivers would rather be on the road than in a doctor’s office. Our staff will guide you through this process quickly. We encourage our drivers to be proactive in the process to not only decrease risk factors for your health, but also for your career. Sleep Diagnostics makes the process as easy as possible so you can get back to doing what you do best!

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FAQ - CDL Drivers and Sleep Apnea Studies

Will I lose my job because I am diagnosed with Sleep Apnea?
Why are these rules being applied now?
How long does the diagnostic and treatment process take?
What if I don't have health insurance?
Can I be tested at home for Sleep Apnea?
What is a Home Sleep Test, or HST?
I barely spend the night in one place, can I be tested on the road?
I was diagnosed in the past, but have not been followed by a doctor. Do I need to see Dr. Katchinoff?
What are my treatment options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
What is a Mandibular Advancement Device? Is it covered by insurance?

Will I lose my job because I am diagnosed with Sleep Apnea?

No. Most companies, however, will require that you comply with state minimum treatment regulations.

Why are these rules being applied now?

As more accidents are being linked to symptoms of Sleep Apnea, regulatory bodies are requiring these screenings as safety measures for yourself and the public.

How long does the diagnostic and treatment process take?

One night in the sleep lab, or at home with a Home Sleep Test, we can quickly diagnose or rule out Sleep Apnea. If diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea / OSA, 2 weeks of compliance with therapy could provide your agency the information they require of you.

What if I do not have health insurance?

No problem! Sleep Diagnostics recognizes you may be looking for employment and/or may not have insurance. We have a variety of affordable options specialized for our transportation professionals.

Can I be tested at home for Sleep Apnea?

Yes. It is as easy as picking up and dropping off a small medical device.

What is a Home Sleep Test, or HST?

A Home Sleep Test, or HST, is a tool that can be used by a physician in their patients diagnostic and treatment process.

I barely spend the night in one place, can I be tested while on the road?

Home Sleep Tests (HST) are broadly accepted to be used in the diagnostic process for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. HST’s are picked up and dropped off (or mailed) to our sleep center.

I was diagnosed years ago but have not been followed by a doctor. Do I need to see Dr Katchinoff?

Patients with controlled OSA should at least be seen annually. Insurance companies mostly require that you be seen more frequently to justify their paying for PAP equipment.

What are my treatment options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Possible treatment options for OSA: Positional Therapy, losing weight, mandibular advancement device, PAP, therapy, and surgery. Sleep Diagnostics is happy to review your records to make sure you are aware of all of your options!

What is a Mandibular Advancement Device and is it covered by insurance?

A Mandibular Advancement Device, also known as an oral appliance, is a ‘mouth guard’ type of device that is worn at night by the patient to treat OSA. Often these devices are covered by your medical insurance but customized by your dentist. They must be scripted by a physician.

*Young et al. J Am Med Assoc 2004