A few weeks ago the Force Science Institute posted an article about Restorative Sleep. The concept of Restorative Sleep involves scientific studies on the devastating impact to the human body and mind for officers and other emergency personnel who are required to work the overnight shift. The overnight shift more than any other is associated with fatigue and sleep deprivation.
In recent years there has been an abundance of new research into the phenomenon of fatigue and particularly sleep deprivation. The signs, symptoms, and outcomes of sleep deprivation are extremely troubling, especially for emergency personnel who are often required to work odd shifts, overtime, and under conditions that prevent proper rest.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Force Science Institute has given BlueSheepDog expressed and written permission to republish a full article on this subject from FS News #323. BlueSheepDog is a huge supporter of the efforts of The Force Science Institute to research and advance the understanding of human dynamics in high stress situations. This concept of Restorative Sleep is incredibly important for law enforcement, and other high stress overnight occupations. We encourage all of our readers to subscribe to the free twice monthly Force Science newsletter by visiting www.forcescience.org or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.