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Increased crash risk for home-bound night shift workers

Increased crash risk for home-bound night shift workers
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2012-10-12
Jurisdiction:
International

Workers driving home from a night shift have a much higher risk of crashing their vehicle, according to a study from the Institute for Breathing and Sleep at Austin Health in Australia.

The researchers tested the driving abilities of workers coming off night shift and found significant impairment. They were less able to drive in a straight line or keep to the speed limit.

The study also looked at the effects of having a snooze before and during the night shift. Naps helped to improve the night workers' post-shift driving ability, but did not reduce the risk to normal.

The most effective nap strategy was one in the afternoon before a night shift and another in the early hours of the morning during the shift.

Organisations Mentioned:
Institute for Breathing and Sleep
Reference No:
121012CA-6413

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