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Policing Sleep Patterns

Staff

9/19/2007
US Pharm. 2007;32(9):66.

Researchers attending a recent Associated Professional Sleep Societies Meeting reported that four out of 10 police officers may be working with a variety of sleep problems, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, or narcolepsy.

Dr. Shantha Rajaratnam, PhD, of Harvard University surveyed police officers whose average age was 38, 77% of whom were men. Dr. Rajaratnam concluded that "given the large number of officers who screened positive for sleep disorders, sleep disorder screening and treatment programs should be implemented with the aim of improving police officer health, safety and productivity."

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