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 comes to professional drivers. The regulation was passed in May and is still new, but it is expected to come into force very soon and to introduce at least screening examination of professional drivers for this disorder, Slavchev commented.
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