CNN Examines the Sleep and Alertness Challenges of Night-Shift Workers
AASM Weekly Update
Friday, April 1, 2011
A recent article on CNN.com described how night-shift workers struggle to sleep during the day and stay awake at night. Interest in the subject soared last week when an air-traffic controller at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport admitted that he fell asleep on the job, forcing two airplanes to land after midnight with no assistance from the control tower. “"If you're trying to alter your natural body rhythm, we don't adjust perfectly to that," AASM President-Elect Nancy Collop, MD, told CNN. Read more about the air-traffic incident on the Sleep Education Blog.