Code 3 Podcast: Firefighter sleep disorders with Dr. Sara Jahnke
Firefighters’ schedules and the nature of their work put them at increased risk for sleep disorders and their consequences
How’s the quality of your sleep when you’re on duty?
Odds are, it isn’t great.
Firefighters are likely to have sleep disorders, and they can lead to disastrous consequences.
Dr. Sara Jahnke joins us this episode to talk about firefighter sleep disorders and what can be done about them. She’s the director of the Center for Fire, Rescue and EMS Health Research at the National Development and Research Institutes, and she has written about the effects of shift length on firefighter health and fatigue management strategies.