Effects of actigraphically acquired sleep quality on driving outcomes in obstructive sleep apnea patients and control drivers: A naturalistic study

Nazan Aksan, Robert Marini, Jon Tippin, Jeffrey Dawson, Matthew Rizzo

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Abstract

We examined the effects of sleep quality on next day driving outcomes in a 3.5-month naturalistic driving study of 67 OSA and 47 matched control drivers. Sleep quality measures included total sleep time and sleep fragmentation from actigraphy. The driving outcomes included average speed, lateral control, longitudinal control, distraction, attention to driving- and non-driving related tasks. Sleep quality affected next day’s driving performance differently for OSA and control drivers. Better sleep quality was associated with better lateral and longitudinal control during highway driving for control drivers. The reverse was true for OSA drivers. Similar effects were also seen in terms of distractions and attention to the driving task. These effects suggest improved sleep leads to greater risky driving and ‘activation’ among OSA drivers. Collectively, the findings suggest investment in long-term monitoring of sleep quality in commercial vehicle drivers both with and without sleep disorders may help manage safety risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Aspects of Transportation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2017
EditorsNeville A. Stanton
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages242-250
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319604404
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2017Jul 21 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume597
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period7/17/177/21/17

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Keywords

  • Naturalistic driving
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Aksan, N., Marini, R., Tippin, J., Dawson, J., & Rizzo, M. (2018). Effects of actigraphically acquired sleep quality on driving outcomes in obstructive sleep apnea patients and control drivers: A naturalistic study. In N. A. Stanton (Ed.), Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2017 (pp. 242-250). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 597). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60441-1_24