Founder & CEO First Responder Sleep Recovery Program Idaho Springs, Colorado, United States
The impact of shift work, fatigue and interrupted sleep underscore all the other major health outcomes affecting the fire service including behavioral health, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Understanding these risks is a first step in learning how to mitigate the negative impact. This presentation will provide a foundational understanding of current research on sleep deprivation and shift work along with an overview of what is known - and not known - about sleep in the fire service.
The participant will understand the basic structure and function of sleep.
The participant will learn about the negative impact of fatigue, shift work and interrupted sleep.
The participant will be provided education on the latest research on sleep in the fire service.
The participant will have tools and suggestions for improving the sleep of themselves and their departments.