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Nurse Leader Insider, December 29, 2007

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This week, we highlight a sleep study focused on how nurses' demanding work hours impact their drowsiness at the wheel:

"Staff nurses who work extended hours, work at night, struggle to remain awake at work, or obtain less sleep are more likely to experience a drowsy driving episode. . . Sleep restriction and sleep fragmentation are listed as the two main causes of drowsy driving."

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