Shift Workers Found to Have More Trouble Staying Awake at Work and at the Wheel

May 7, 2009

According to a 2005 National Sleep Foundation poll, 14 percent of Americans perform night-shift work. Compared to their day-shift counterparts, night-shift workers are more likely to suffer from insomnia as well as excessive sleepiness. They are also more likely to drive fatigued and almost twice as likely to fall asleep at the wheel. If you are a night-shift worker and have difficulty sleeping during the day, then you will more than likely have difficulty staying awake at work and at the wheel.

For more information on how to get your sleep patterns under control, call the Floyd Memorial Sleep Disorders Center today at 812-949-5550.