Monday, January 18, 2016

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Night Shift Workers More Likely to Drive Drowsy

A recent study undertaken by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) found that night shift workers are 37.5 percent more likely to crash while commuting home than they would be if they had not worked a night shift. The study, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, compared driver performance after working a night shift to the performance of the same drivers, at the same time, but after a good night’s sleep. This study confirms that drowsy driving can be extremely dangerous for everyone on the road. For this study, 16 night shift workers completed two, two-hour driving sessions. Prior to the first session, the drivers slept about 7.6 hours the night before, with no night shift work. Prior to the second session, drivers were tested immediately following a night shift. Both sessions were tested at the same time of day. Researchers measured brief micro-sleep episodes with an EEG, and partial eyelid closure with slow eye movements, which indicate that a per

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