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Truck driver fatigue is on the rise

Tennessee residents might be interested to learn that researchers from Ball State University analyzed more than 150,000 working adults across the U.S. to determine what professions were most prone to sleep deprivation. Overall, 35.6% of respondents said they suffered from inadequate sleep in 2018. Back in 2010, the percentage was 30.9%.

Sleep deprivation high among commercial truckers

Commercial truckers in Tennessee can work long hours, sometimes getting less than the recommended seven hours of sleep as a result. Truckers are not the only workers who are experiencing a chronic lack of sleep, though. A study from Ball State University surveyed more than 150,000 working adults in the U.S. and discovered which professions run the highest risk for sleep deprivation.

Applying for disability benefits for a hearing loss

Many Tennessee residents suffer from hearing impairments, some of which can affect their ability to work . People who are hard of hearing may wonder if they can get Social Security Disability benefits for their hearing loss, particularly if they are no longer able to do their jobs because of it. Hearing impairments are included in the Social Security Administration's "blue book" of specified disabilities, with specific standards tied to audiometry testing and speech testing. Audiometry measures a person's levels of hearing and ability to differentiate sounds.

Heart attacks and SSDI

Despite modern advances in cardiac medicine, a heart attack can have a life-changing impact on an individual. The health effects could even lead to employment issues in Tennessee. Someone recovering from a heart attack may wonder if their condition would qualify them for Social Security disability benefits.

Seeking Social Security Disability is your right as an American

People who live in the Cleveland, Tennessee, area tend to have a sense of communal pride because this region is populated by people who work hard for their money and try to support themselves no matter what. That deeply ingrained work ethic is a beautiful thing that has led to the Cleveland area becoming a rapidly growing community with a lot of promise for the future.

Drunk driving facts

Drunk driving is still alarmingly common in Tennessee and across the United States according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency reports that nearly 30 people are killed in alcohol-related traffic accidents on U.S. roads each day. In 2017, 10,874 Americans died in drunk-driving wrecks, which averages to one death every 48 minutes.

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