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Drowsy Driving

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 2

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we bring 2013 to a close, we're taking a look back at the sleep stories that made news this year. With so many fascinating developments in sleep science, it was hard to narrow it down, but here are the most challenging, eye-opening, important sleep stories from the second half of 2013.

Looking For Answers: Sleep Problems In The Transportation Industry

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The news that sleep may have played a role in New York's Metro-North train derailment is a terrible reminder that sleep isn't just a personal health issue -- it is also a matter of public safety, when it comes to the rest of people who we entrust with others' lives.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society we've come to vehement consensus that drunk driving is unacceptable behavior. Yet we continue to tolerate sleepy driving. Many people who wouldn't dream of driving after one drink too many may very well get behind the wheel when feeling drowsy.

What It'd Really Take To Curb Drowsy Driving

Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living

In the wake of the news that sleep deprivation may have possibly played a role in Sunday's deadly train derailment in New York, attention has turned t...

In Wake Of Train Derailment Tragedy, A Reminder To Not Drive While Drowsy

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The engineer at the helm of the Metro North train that derailed on Sunday in the Bronx may have fallen asleep right before the train went off the trac...

The Sad Reality About Sleep In The Transportation Industry

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The engineer who was at the controls of the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx on Sunday may have fallen asleep while he was helming the tra...

This Car Wants Your Undivided Attention

Brian Beltz | Posted 12.31.2013 | Technology
Brian Beltz

In an effort to combat the problems associated with driver inattention, two Australian companies have come together to create an innovative solution.

Why Short Sleepers Should Watch Out Behind The Wheel

Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Short sleepers -- even when they feel well-rested -- are more likely to be drowsy drivers than people who get more shuteye each night, according to a ...

WATCH: Too Tired To Drive, Too Tired For Surgery!

Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Long hours during medical residency doesn't just leave doctors feeling sleepy -- it puts them in real danger. According to a recent Mayo Clinic survey...

1 In 24 People Are Guilty Of This

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — This could give you nightmares: 1 in 24 U.S. adults say they recently fell asleep while driving. And health officials behind the stu...

How To Avoid Drowsy Driving This Holiday Season

Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Harris, Psy.D. for With the holiday season officially here, many people find themselves out late at various parties and sho...

The Alarming Driving Habit More Than Half Of Us Have Done (And Why We Might Not Even Realize It)

Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living

The National Sleep Foundation has declared November 12-18, 2012 to be Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, in hopes of reducing the number of accidents rel...

Drowsy Driving Just As Dangerous As Drunk Driving: Study

Posted 05.31.2012 | Healthy Living

You know not to get behind the wheel if you're not sober enough. But what about if you're not awake enough? Reuters first reported on a new stud...

Sleepless in Hollywood: A Threat to Health and Safety

Haskell Wexler | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Haskell Wexler

I love to make films. But the health of my fellow film workers and citizens is more important than anything on the silver screen. Government regulators seem afraid to confront Hollywood, and they have fallen short on protecting workers' hours in our industry.

Don't Find Yourself Drowsy Driving This Holiday Season

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's practically human nature to underestimate the negative effects associated with fatigue and sleep deprivation and, conversely, overestimate our abilities to overcome them while driving.

Sleep Is Not Just For Babies

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Over 90 percent of teens don't get enough Zzzzs. Alarmingly, if they drive on less than seven hours of sleep it's as if they drank a beer and drove. Help your child get the sleep they need.