Many Pilots, Truck Drivers Sleep-Deprived, Survey Finds

Erratic shift work compounds the problem, and 1 in 10 transportation workers toils while drowsy

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Noting that about one in 10 Americans say they are likely to fall asleep at unplanned and inappropriate times, such as in meetings or while driving, the NSF survey team advised anyone who suffers from regular sleepiness to seek professional help.

"Transportation professionals need to manage sleep to perform at their best," NSF CEO David Cloud said in the news release.

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For more on excessive sleepiness, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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