Asked by: Wiktor Uribasterra
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th January, 2020

Can Truck drivers use a CPAP machine?

If you have a CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea, you have to use it to keep your CDL. Medical examiners won't sign off that you can drive a truck safely until they are sure that you are using your CPAP and treating your sleep apnea.

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Besides, can you get a CDL if you use a CPAP?

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea and refuse treatment or refuse to use the treatments given to you, then yes, you can be denied a CDL. However, plenty of truck drivers are able to perform their jobs perfectly even with severe sleep apnea so long as it's treated.

can you pass a DOT physical with sleep apnea? Many current and future CMV drivers are concerned about whether their sleep apnea will affect their ability to pass a DOT medical certification. Having sleep apnea itself won't disqualify you from becoming a CMV driver, however you will have to prove that it won't interfere with your ability to safely perform your job.

Also to know, does sleep apnea disqualify you from CDL?

FMCSA has concluded that moderate to severe sleep apnea levels (per sleep study diagnosis) interfere with safe driving. If you are diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea, you're considered unsafe for driving a CMV and will lose your CDL.

What is compliance in CPAP?

CPAP compliance measures how many hours and nights, you use your therapy, and if you use it often enough for effective treatment. CPAP compliance means that you use your CPAP machine as recommended; noncompliance means you do not use your CPAP machine as often as you should or do not use it long enough when you sleep.

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