New research project aims to assess the effectiveness of ‘caffeine-naps’ for drivers with obstructive sleep apnoea

Professor Ashleigh Filtness, an expert in Transport, Human Factors and Sleep Science in the School of Design and Creative Arts, will evaluate the efficacy of a ‘caffeine-nap’ - where drivers have a caffeinated drink and a 15 minute nap - as a countermeasure to driver sleepiness for OSA patients.

The project, funded by The Road Safety Trust, will result in an evidence-based recommendation for best practice, which will then be disseminated to OSA patients, physicians and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).