Sleep Disorders, Health, and Safety in Police Officers

Source: Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam, Laura K. Barger, Steven W. Lockley, Steven A. Shea, Wei Wang, Christopher P. Landrigan, Conor S. O’Brien, Salim Qadri, Jason P. Sullivan, Brian E. Cade, Lawrence J. Epstein, David P. White, Charles A. Czeisler, JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 306 no. 23, December 21, 2011
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From the abstract:
Context: Sleep disorders often remain undiagnosed. Untreated sleep disorders among police officers may adversely affect their health and safety and pose a risk to the public.

Objective: To quantify associations between sleep disorder risk and self-reported health, safety, and performance outcomes in police officers.

Conclusion: Among a group of North American police officers, sleep disorders were common and were significantly associated with increased risk of self-reported adverse health, performance, and safety outcomes.

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