Monday, June 3, 2013

Too little sleep increases the risk of car crashes for young drivers

From Huffington Post
Too little sleep increases the risk of car crashes for young drivers, a new study confirms.
In the study, drivers ages 17 to 24 who reported sleeping six or fewer hours per night were about 20 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash over a two-year period, compared with those who slept more than six hours a night.
Car crashes among the sleep-deprived were more likely to occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. than at other hours.
The findings held even after the researchers took into account factors that affect people's risk of a car crash, such as age, the number of driving hours per week, risky driving behavior such as speeding and a history of car crashes.

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