It’s true that napping can help restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes and accidents. In spite of these benefits, napping isn’t always the best option for everyone.
Sleep aids, a sleep-friendly environment, relaxation techniques and sleep schedules can help us achieve a good night’s sleep. Here are for additional steps you can take to help improve your sleep quality and duration…
According to a recent study, treating obstructive sleep apnea is beneficial to truck driver’s health and their health insurance budget. Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The “apnea” in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. After examining the insurance claims records of 156 truck drivers who received continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and
Shifting work schedules can wreak havoc on a person’s ability to get enough sleep, resulting in poor performance on the job. Researchers have developed software that uses mathematical models that can help people who do shift or night work or who experience jet lag due to travel across time zones. The Circadian Performance Simulation Software […]
The 2010 Sleep in America poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reveals significant differences in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics and Whites. It is the first poll to examine sleep among these four ethnic groups. NSF’s Sleep in America poll found that more than three-fourths of respondents from […]
The Today Show recently featured a segment on drowsy driving among teenagers. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2006 Sleep in America poll, 51 percent of all adolescents who drive reported that they had driven drowsy at least once in the past year. Among those adolescents, 5 percent had nodded off or fallen asleep while […]
Find a safe place to stop for a break or for the night. If you plan on napping longer than 30 minutes, your best option is to choose a safe rest stop or motel, allowing you to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep.
If you hit a shoulder rumble strip, pull off the road as soon as possible.