Celebrating National Sleep Awareness Week

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on March 6, 2012

Sleep is a crucial part of human health and well-being, and according to the National Sleep Foundation, too many U.S. adults aren’t getting it.

When sleep is poor or a person tries to cut hours of sleep, serious health problems can result. So can fatigue or sleepiness, which can cause serious accidents – especially if the person is responsible for driving a vehicle, operating heavy machinery, or paying careful attention to equipment, processes, or facts that could result in serious harm if something goes wrong. Truck and bus drivers are particularly at risk for driver fatigue that causes accidents, since they often spend long hours behind the wheel and may not get adequate rest when they do stop to take a break.

March 5-11 is National Sleep Awareness Week, which is a good time to talk to your doctor if you are unable to sleep soundly, feel fatigued even when you sleep all night, or find yourself waking up several times a night. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that as many as 81 percent of U.S. adults who suffer from insomnia, sleep apnea, or other sleep-robbing conditions have never been diagnosed and are therefore putting themselves and others at risk.

Fatigue is a particular problem among commercial truck and bus drivers, where it causes a number of serious accidents each year. At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our trained Seattle truck accident lawyers can help you make sense of what happened and seek compensation following a dangerous truck crash, so you can focus on getting well. Call us today at (888) 228-3860 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

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