There is a great article in today’s NY Times titled, “How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?”
This is further evidence that no one should be working 16 hour double shifts night after night. Even seven (7) hours of sleep several nights in a row had measurable negative effects, let alone 5 or 6 hours.
“All told, by the end of two weeks, the six-hour sleepers were as impaired as those who, in another Dinges study, had been sleep-deprived for 24 hours straight — the cognitive equivalent of being legally drunk.”
This article reinforces what I wrote in my blog entry titled, “Overtime and Sleep Deprivation”.