Sleep deprivation affects doctors worse than we thought

ICU staff didn't realise how impaired they were after multiple night shifts: study

Sleep-deprived hospital doctors don’t realise how much their performance is impaired after repeated night shifts, Australian research suggests.

Researchers tracked the sleep patterns of 52 ICU staff at Austin Health in Melbourne during day, evening and night shifts and administered reaction-time tests and subjective sleepiness assessments during multiple shifts.