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Researchers unable to predict residents' sleep impairment

Residency Program Insider, June 22, 2018

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Residents without sleep disorders at the start of their first year of training are just as likely to be at risk of sleep impairment as those with pre-existing sleep problems, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Researchers surveyed first-year residents entering programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2011 to measure their sleep quality during the preceding month and their levels of daytime sleepiness. Nine months later the researchers surveyed the residents again and found that residents that did not have impaired sleep when they entered residency were just as likely to develop significant sleep problems. Residents’ average daily sleep duration decreased from 7.6 to 6.5 hours and they had worse sleep quality and daytime alertness.

Source: Sleep Review
 



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