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The effects of on-duty napping on intern sleep time and fatigue.

Arora V, Dunphy C, Chang VY, et al. The effects of on-duty napping on intern sleep time and fatigue. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(11):792-8.

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June 21, 2006
Arora V, Dunphy C, Chang VY, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(11):792-8.

The investigators found that even modest increases in sleep reduced intern fatigue overall. However, they also found that using coverage to care for patients during the nap schedule raised concerns about continuity of care.

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Arora V, Dunphy C, Chang VY, et al. The effects of on-duty napping on intern sleep time and fatigue. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(11):792-8.