Influence of alcohol on driving risk is higher at times when pressure to sleep rises

Even low levels of alcohol concentration significantly increase the risk of traffic accidents during time periods associated with high levels of sleep propensity, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The authors suggest that a reconsideration of legal limits for alcohol concentration, particularly during night hours, is needed to discourage driving risks.

Read the article in JCSM: Circadian Sleep Propensity and Alcohol Interaction at the Wheel

2016-08-11T00:00:00+00:00August 11th, 2016|Research|