Lesson 7: Sleep and Relapse Prevention - Slide  4

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Too Little Sleep Increases Risk Of Injury

  • Sleep debt is cumulative:
  • Performance on tests of alertness and thinking continue to get worse the longer the sleep deprivation
  • Each year in America, drowsy drivers cause 100,000 crashes resulting in 76,000 injuries and 15,000 deaths
  • Studies show that being sleep deprived has a similar effect on performance as being intoxicated; poor hand eye coordination, mood swings, depression, and feelings of tension

Pg. 5-6, 32-35, Lawrence J. Epstein, Steve Mardon, 2007, “The Harvard Medical School Guide To A Good Night’s Sleep,” McGraw Hill, New York.Page 36, Sheila Laverty, 1997, “The Healing Power of Sleep, How to Achieve Restorative Sleep Naturally,” Simon and Schuster.

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