Nearly half of career firefighters report short sleep and poor sleep quality, and about 37% screen positive for sleep disorders like sleep apnea, insomnia or shift work disorder, according to research led by the Harvard Work Hours Health and Safety Group.
Researchers in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health are working to identify key factors for implementing workplace sleep coaching to improve sleep health in Arizona firefighters. The work is supported by a $4 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Daniel Taylor, professor in the College of Science's Department of Psychology, will be a member of this important research team.
Read more on what the team hopes to accomplish in the UA News article.