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Not getting enough rest a problem for operators of planes, trains, trucks
Question of the Day
“Transportation workers have challenging schedules that compete with the natural need for sleep,” said Thomas Balkin, a sleep researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. “While I’m impressed that transportation professionals nap when they are off duty, we need to better understand how to use naps to reduce sleep deprivation and overcome schedule issues.”
The survey, the first to ask transportation employees about their sleep habits, was based on interviews with 1,087 working adults, including 202 pilots, 203 truck drivers, 180 rail workers, 210 bus, limousine or taxi drivers, and 292 people working outside the transportation sector.
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Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.
Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.
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