The use of Modafinil
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is increasingly recognised as a potentially serious symptom worthy of assessment and possible treatment. Excessively sleepy patients appear in general medical and psychiatry clinics as well as those dedicated to sleep medicine.
Overloaded truckers and the dangers of undiagnosed sleep apnoea
Workers in sedentary occupations such as truck drivers tend to be more overweight than those in other employments. This predisposes them to obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), which is due to the temporary collapse or closure of the airway at the back of the throat, preventing air entering the lungs.