Lesson 7: Sleep and Relapse Prevention - Slide 4
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.