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Nutrition, Fitness & Sleep

Sleep & Wellness

Fire Fighter Physician Advocates and Wellness

The effects of chronic sleep deprivation, sleep interruption, and irregular sleep patterns have been linked to the leading causes of firefighter deaths. Recurrent sleep loss has not only been correlated with heart attack, suicide, and metabolic disorders but also to cancer. Consider the following medical research on cancer in regards to sleep deprivation and the viable options to improve sleep within the means of the firefighter schedule and demands of the fire service.