Transportation

Alarming Findings on the Risk of Insufficient Sleep

Yes, we know you’re busy. Work is crazy, and holiday obligations are stacking up. If you’re tempted to find more time in your day by cutting down on sleep, you might want to think again. Get the facts here and share them with your employees.

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that drivers who miss between one and two sleep hours, out of the recommended seven in a 24-hour period, nearly double their risk for a crash.

That’s especially concerning in view of the fact that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 35 percent of U.S. drivers get less than 7 hours of sleep per night. Drowsy driving, AAA says, is involved in more than one in five fatal crashes on U.S. roadways each year.
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