Intoxicated by sleep deprivation?

Staying up or enjoying a glass of Bordeaux? Give me a glass anytime. Heh

Arnedt et al from the University of Michigan did an attention of 34 doctors who are either well rested or have been working on intense overnight shifts. After a month, the sleep deprived doctors exhibited reaction times which are 7 percent slower than those who are well rested but had a few drinks (alocohol level below legal limit). Post call doctors are also 30 percent more likely not to maintain a steady speed in the driving simulator compared to well rested doctors who had been drinking.

Scientific American: Lack of Sleep Affects Doctors Like Alcohol Does


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