Silent Killer. Firefighter Accidents and Sleep Disorders

November 14, 2014 5:36 PM

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Research into deaths of firefighters found that 60% are attributed to vehicle accidents or heart attacks. New research into the figure concludes that obstructive sleep disorders may be a significant contributing factor.

Published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, researchers screened 7,000 firefighters in 66 fire departments across the nation for insomnia, obstructive sleep disorders, shift work syndrome and restless leg syndrome. Interviews were conducted with the participants, and auto accidents were doc...

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