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Month: August 2011

Bulgaria: screening examination for sleep apnea for the professional drivers

Bulgaria: screening examination for sleep apnea for the professional drivers

Dr Slavcho Slavchev, chairperson of the Sleep and Health Foundation, proposes introduction of screening examination for sleep apnea for the professional drivers. In an interview with FOCUS News Agency Dr Slavchev said that the studies show that this disorder increases the risk of road accidents ten times. The world now pays better attention to this problem, Slavchev commented. In Bulgaria the sleep apnea has also listed in the regulation as a risk in the driving licence issuance, especially when it…

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How to survive a snore

How to survive a snore

Bedtime can be a real nightmare if your other half keeps you awake Snoring might seem a trivial problem to those who haven’t had to put up with it, but it is a serious issue if you have. Doctor Raymond H Hamden, a Dubai-based clinical and forensic psychologist, said: “Snoring contributes to poor sleep and takes away from necessary uninterrupted rest for the snorer and for the person sleeping near them. “A study found that 23 per cent of couples…

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