Can Lack of Sleep Cause Accidents?
Do you have problems staying awake during the day?
A Center for Disease Control report says that 16% of people in the state of Georgia do.
10% of the people surveyed reported having been diagnosed with a sleep disorder, while:
– 35 % wake up in the morning feeling unrefreshed,
– 33 % report that they snore,
– 31 % cannot sleep through the night, and
– 25 % complain that they have problems falling asleep.
The CDC says that these results may reflect the nation as a whole.
Can sleep problems lead to accidents? The CDC web site says:
“People who don’t get enough sleep, or have poor quality sleep, can present a hazard on the roads and in their jobs. Their sleep-related problems may also be associated with a reduced quality of life.”
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