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Doctors Sleep

'Protected Sleep Time' For Medical Interns Decreases Fatigue: Study

Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Establishing a period of "protected sleep" for medical interns during their long overnight shifts could help them get more sleep and feel more well-re...

Doctors Are Human; They Need Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Our culture says tiredness is to be ignored; it says the need for sleep is a weakness to be overcome if success is to be achieved. In many corners of the medical world, admitting to being tired is akin to admitting you're less than committed to your work.

How Much Sleep Do Doctors Really Need?

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

Until recently, the concept of "the more preparation the better your performance," held for physicians-in-training. However, the Institute of Medicine recommendations have limited residency work hours.