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NYC Sleep Doctors Publish a New Article That Reveals a Little-Known Fact: Driving While Sleep-Impaired Is More Dangerous Than Driving Drunk


March 25, 2017. New York, NY. New York Sleep-Wake Center is announcing the publication of a new article that discusses sleep deprivation, and the dangerous effects it has on a person’s ability to drive safely. According to these NYC sleep specialists, if a driver only had 4 to 5 hours of sleep last night, they may be as dangerous behind the wheel as if they were driving with a blood alcohol level higher than the legal limit.

According to the specialists in this Manhattan sleep center, sleep deprivation can affect people’s’ ability to drive safely in many ways: “Driving while drowsy causes longer reaction times, causes errors in judgment, memory and your ability to retain information, and it impairs your coordination. It can also increase daydreaming, cause vision problems, make it more difficult to keep your head erect, and make you feel more restless and irritable.”

By publishing this article, these NYC sleep doctors hope to raise public awareness of the dangers posed by sleep deprivation, and make the point that insomnia is a disorder that can be successfully treated. People who are seeking more information on sleep and the treatment of sleep disorders can find it on the center’s website at:

Sleep Disorder Treatment Options

The quality and quantity of sleep you get affects many different aspects of your daily life – including your health, mood, behavior, and work productivity. Lack of quality sleep has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, stroke, hypertension, and irregular heart beat. Insufficient sleep has also been associated with decreased memory, increased stress, weight gain, depression, and an overall decrease in quality of life.

There are many effective treatments for sleep disorders. If you struggle to get the quality sleep you need, an experienced sleep specialist can assess your condition, and recommend effective treatment options to restore healthy sleep habits and return you to a normal, healthy life.

The New York Sleep-Wake Center is a comprehensive sleep center located in New York City. Our physician experts in sleep medicine specialize in diagnosing and treating patients suspected of having a sleep disorder. Special areas of expertise include sleep apnea, apnea associated with being obese or overweight, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances.

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New York Cardiovascular Associates is New York City’s premier center for cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, sleep disorder, and primary care. The center has been providing the five boroughs of New York City with leading-edge care since 2005. New York Cardiovascular Associates is unique in giving patients access to a team of physicians that encompasses every field of cardiology. From the center’s Manhattan office, NYCVA cardiologists provide complete patient services, including heart disease prevention, cardiac screenings, and treatment for the full range of cardiovascular conditions. In addition to superior cardiac care, New York Cardiovascular Associates provides vascular, arterial, pulmonary, and internal medicine care. Physicians and specialists work together to develop comprehensive treatment plans, whether treating patients for a single condition or for multiple health issues. NYCVA has earned multiple national accreditations, and its doctors and technologists are recognized among the top experts in their fields.

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