How to tell your co driver he has sleep apnea

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by John Dewart, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. WitchyWomen

    WitchyWomen Medium Load Member

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    Lastly from someone with Sleep Apnea and good insurance because darn I paid less then $400 for my machine, My husband doesn't "snore" he can mouth breathe occasionaly, which is kinda noisy just not snoring noisy but you'd be amazed how much a Breathe Right strip helps him sleep better.

    As for the guys not in the mood, I get it after driving 11 hours and getting home my husband wants to eat a good meal, drink some beers and go to bed, to sleep. It's too much extra work satisfying all my needs after days-weeks away. he can do that tomorrow. And if she isn't in the mood well you need to get better in bed and start taking some of her work load off her and I'll bet after watching you cooking dinner, doing the dishes, tucking in the kids into bed she'll be in the mood.
     
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  2. Florida Playboy

    Florida Playboy Road Train Member

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    OP what other company did you go to other than US Truck? Regarding the co-driver, he was medically cleared to drive by a doctor so you have no need to get involved. BTW how long is CRST's orientation?
     
  3. John Dewart

    John Dewart Medium Load Member

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    Depends what terminal you go to, and how many leads are there.
     
  4. Not being a. (Ear ,nose and throat Dr.)

    Tell him to wear a,breath rite

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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Diagnosing and simply bringing symptoms of what COULD potentially be a serious problem to someone's attention are two different animals.
     
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  6. KillingTime

    KillingTime Road Train Member

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    Can I watch football or hockey in peace afterward? Season dependant.
    (kidding, mostly... I work 200% of the time - 100 to my job; 100 at home with my better, way more attractive half - both are worth it).
     
  7. Florida Playboy

    Florida Playboy Road Train Member

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    How is his driving? Is he falling asleep at the wheel? Is he pulling his weight on the ship? Just because he snores doesn't automatically mean he is a danger behind the wheel. Are you certain you don't snore?
     
  8. John Dewart

    John Dewart Medium Load Member

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    What kind of truck do you drive?
     
  9. John Dewart

    John Dewart Medium Load Member

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    Since we're now asking completely irrelevant questions
     
  10. Florida Playboy

    Florida Playboy Road Train Member

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    No it's relevant. You said you fear for your safety because he snores. So I asked how is his driving and stamina as that's the real determining factor. You also said you're overweight as well and snore too. If you report the co-driver you need to report yourself as well and request a sleep study.
     
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