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Drowsiness is considered one of the main causes of traffic accidents.

Joseph María Montserrat, president of the Integral Research Program (PII) and pulmonologist at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, reported that sleep problems are one of the main “causes of traffic accidents”.

Madrid, August 12, 2008 (mpg/AZprensa.com)

Montserrat stated that when one does not sleep “one has less reflexes and a lower psychic activity”, which “affects driving” and offered some recommendations for those who suffer from sleep apnea to rest better, advising them to control their weight, avoid alcohol and sleep on their side.