MEDFORD, Ore. — A new study released by the Center of Disease Control shows some drivers admit to dozing off while behind the wheel.
According to the study that sampled responses from 19 states and Washington D.C. an average of just over 4% of respondents admitted to falling asleep while driving in the previous 30 days.
Oregon however ranked the best out of the sample with only 2.5% admitting to driving drowsy. Asante Neurologist G.A. DeAndrea says some may be more at risk for drowsy driving than others.
“If you snore, you’re at increased risk for drowsy driving, because if you snore you may have sleep apnea. That may deserve medical evaluation,” explained Dr. DeAndrea.
Drowsy driving was most common among adults who say they get less than six hours of sleep.