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Wordless Wednesday: Why is it okay for doctors to work without sleep for 24 hours?

November 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Perhaps the Right to Sleep effort should focus on the high costs that come from mistakes made by sleep-deprived doctors. Those in training are encouraged to work without sleep as a kind of "rite of passage." Research suggests patients pay the price as victims of medical errors or drowsy driving accidents caused by these professionals, who are not superhuman, but just as disabled by sleep deprivation as everyone else. [...]

YouTube takes on the use and abuse of the sleeping pill known as Ambien (zolpidem)

October 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

People who turn to the sleeping pill zolpidem (Ambien) may be at higher risk for all kinds of healthy and safety problems, not least of which are drowsy driving, addiction, and dangerous falls. Ambien is not meant to be used nightly or for the long term and has a long list of adverse side effects to go with it. Check out these podcasts and videos for insights into the risks in taking Ambien. [...]