Whitepaper: The repercussions of insomnia and options to reduce its impact on police officers and organizations

May 26, 2021

Certain trades have an impact on the quality of workers' sleep. Among these, law enforcement officers are at the top of the list. In order to highlight its sleep disorder prevention and treatment program for first responders, HALEO is publishing a whitepaper on the repercussions of insomnia in the police environment and solutions to reduce its impact.

Among the main elements:

· The prevalence of chronic insomnia among police officers is over 53%, while there is a prevalence ranging from 10 to 22% in the general population, therefore 3 to 5 times the average prevalence.

· Among police officers, the number of accidents attributable to sleep was significantly higher among shift workers and closely related to the presence of sleep disorders.

· Police officers sleep disturbances lead to reduced job performance (eg, administrative errors, falling asleep at the wheel, safety incidents).

· In a survey of firefighters and paramedics, 93% reported significant sleep disturbances. Police officers report a lower quality of sleep than non-officers.

· Coginitivo behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a first-line treatment for sleep disorders in police environment.

The full analysis is available: HALEO Whitepaper on the repercussions of insomnia and options to reduce its impact on police and organizations

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