Fatigue, alcohol and performance impairment

@article{Dawson1997FatigueAA,
  title={Fatigue, alcohol and performance impairment},
  author={Drew Dawson and Kathryn Reid},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={388},
  pages={235-235}
}
Reduced opportunity for sleep and reduced sleep quality are frequently related to accidents involving shift-workers. Poor-quality sleep and inadequate recovery leads to increased fatigue, decreased alertness and impaired performance in a variety of cognitive psychomotor tests. However, the risks associated with fatigue are not well quantified. Here we equate the performance impairment caused by fatigue with that due to alcohol intoxication, and show that moderate levels of fatigue produce… Expand
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