The sleep of long-haul truck drivers.

  title={The sleep of long-haul truck drivers.},
  author={Merrill M. Mitler and Julie C Miller and J J Lipsitz and James K Walsh and Christopher Wylie},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={337 11},
BACKGROUND Fatigue and sleep deprivation are important safety issues for long-haul truck drivers. METHODS We conducted round-the-clock electrophysiologic and performance monitoring of four groups of 20 male truck drivers who were carrying revenue-producing loads. We compared four driving schedules, two in the United States (five 10-hour trips of day driving beginning about the same time each day or of night driving beginning about 2 hours earlier each day) and two in Canada (four 13-hour… CONTINUE READING