Police Officers Most Likely To Have Sleeping Disorders

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Sleep and rest is considered two of the most important part of the human being, and it is a must that the general population must have enough rest and sleep everyday of their life in order for them to be ready for the next day’s activity. During sleep and rest, the body is able to recharge itself by trying to repair damaged cells and rebuild tissues. It is also during sleep wherein some of the bodily processes necessary for survival are having its processes slow down in order to save energy for any possible hard task or strenuous physical activity which may necessitates lots of energy. However, there are certain individuals who are not having enough sleep and rest. These can be due to their routines, especially if it involves work during night, more so, there are certain individuals who are not having enough rest and sleep because of certain sleeping disorders.

Recently, according to a new study, police officers are most likely to have sleeping disorders as compared to other individuals, and this can lead to serious health risks and poor activity and routine outcome during daytime.

Many individuals in the United States are already suffering from certain sleeping disorders which includes apnea, insomnia, and shift work disorder. These individuals necessitates medical intervention in order for them to achieve an enough time for sleep and rest and have a balance between their activities during daytime and night time. However, it seems that most of these sleeping disorders incidences are left untreated because there are many individuals who are not noticing it as a problem.

The new study which was published in the December issue of JAMA involved the analysis and examination gathered from about 3,693 police officers in the United States and Canada. These study participants had participated in the online screening survey conducted. The study also included about 1,264 police officers in the municipal police department and a state police department. 38.5 years is the average age of all the study participants.

In the analysis of data, researchers found out that about 40.4 per cent or tantamount to about 2,003 of the total study participants are having at least 1 sleeping disorder. The study also revealed the most common sleeping disorders among the police officers which is obstructive sleep apnea.

Moreover, the researchers said that in their study, it showed that large numbers of police officers are suffering from sleeping disorders which leads to poor work outcomes and serious health risks.




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