Fusion Sleep announced earlier this week that it is to be highlighted at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), the largest truck show in the world, March 25-27, 2010 held in Louisville, KY. The company is participating in the Recruitment and Wellness Center as an alliance partner with the Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA).
“We will be presenting our Sleep4Safety Program, which is aimed at improving Commercial Truck Drivers’ health and safety through improved sleep of the myriad of sleep disorders affecting truck drivers today. These disorders when left untreated directly contribute to the diminished life expectancy of 61 for professional drivers.” stated Mary Parrish, VP of Transportation Safety of Fusion Sleep “We look forward to continue to work with fleet executives and drivers to help them be safer and healthier .”
Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, Chief Medical Officer of Fusion Sleep and Medical Advisory Board Member of the HTAA, will be the keynote speaker at the three HTAA Kickoff Brunches & Press Conferences to be attended by fleet executives and the media. Recently featured on the Cover of Driver Health Magazine, Dr. Durmer has also been interviewed on CNN and Headline News worldwide.
It has been estimated that more than 30% of Americans are affected by over 70 sleep disorders. Sleep disorders have been proven to cause many diseases including Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Heart Attacks, Stroke, Type II Diabetes and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A leader in the field of sleep medicine, Fusion Sleep has developed a unique delivery model for sleep medicine for patients into select occupational sectors such as trucking and aviation.
Research has shown sleep disorders to be even more prevalent in the transportation industry, signifying that as many as 28% of them suffer from Sleep Apnea alone. Employing 3 million truck drivers, this huge market has an urgent need to diagnose and treat Sleep Disorders in order to save lives, reduce accidents and decrease the related operating and healthcare costs. Fusion Sleep is poised to become the leader in this new arena by applying their existing medical expertise, technology platform and proven methods to efficiently diagnose, treat and monitor drivers and other operators.