Friday, August 17, 2012
Shift work and police officers
This article discusses research out of the Univeristy of Iowa regarding shift work and police officers. The results showed that shift workers on the police force that slept fewer than six hours per night were more susceptible to chronic fatigue and health problems, such as being overweight, and developing diabetes or heart disease. The article discusses some ways to help, which include allowing officers to get 7-8 hours of sleep between duties.