When 29 anesthesiology residents were evaluated on a high-fidelity driving simulator at 8:00 AM following 6 consecutive night shifts all measured driving skills were significantly impaired, compared to when the same test was administered 10 days following a transition to day shifts. Speed, lane position, throttle and steering showed significant impairment, as well as major and minor lapses in attention following the night shift period.

LifeTip: Good quality sleep and avoiding circadian disruptions are essential to optimal driving safety. Watch “Maximize Mental Performance Naturally” by Dr. David DeRose for more recommendations.

Adapted from PositiveChoices.com

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