Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sometimes Sleeping on the Job May Be a Good Thing


(HealthDay News) -- Top U.S. officials who have taken a hard line against air traffic controllers napping on the job are missing an opportunity to improve air safety, sleep experts say.

Studies have shown that short "power naps" have a rejuvenating effect, improving reaction time and critical thinking for people impaired by drowsiness, said Dr. Alon Avidan, associate professor of neurology and associate director of the sleep disorders program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"The data show if people take a short power nap, it actually makes them perform much better," Avidan said. "It doesn't disrupt their sleep. It doesn't make them wake groggy."

The U.S. transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, has expressed opposition to napping by air traffic controllers. Under his guidance, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has added an extra hour to the amount of time controllers must be off between shifts, after incidents this spring when controllers were found sleeping while on overnight duty. But, the agency has kept its zero-tolerance policy for sleeping on the job. Read more...

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