UI seeks participants for driving, sleep apnea study

Adults from 30 to 60 years of age with a current, valid driver’s license who have not been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea or any other sleep disorder are invited to participate in a University of Iowa research study.

The study involves investigating driving behavior in drivers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to control drivers, and also will examine the amount of positive airway pressure (PAP) usage needed to produce improvements in driver safety in individuals with OSA.

Participation involves at least five visits to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to complete physiological and neuropsychological testing. A camera will also be installed in the participants’ own cars for three months to record road conditions and driver behavior. Compensation is available.

For more information, contact staff at the Visual Function Laboratory at 319-356-2240.