Researcher Challenges Sleep Loss Theory

November 1998
Jet;11/16/98, Vol. 94 Issue 25, p25
Reports that a Canadian researcher has challenged a theory that the loss of an hour of sleep from the switch to daylight time causes a sharp increase in traffic accidents. Brief details on the theory; Challenges to the theory by Alex Vincent of Transport Canada.


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