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Journal Article
Study

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

Arora V, Dunphy C, Chang VY, et al. Annals of internal medicine. 2006;144:792-8.

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.