Interim NIOSH Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours

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Medicines Cont.

Symptoms from some chronic diseases are often more bothersome at night and interfere with getting good-quality sleep. These include asthma, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and allergies causing the nose to stuff up, itch, and drain. Controlling these symptoms can sometimes reduce sleep problems and the consequent work time sleepiness.

If you think your medicines or chronic illnesses are making you sleepy during work, see your healthcare provider before you deploy to discuss treatment options.

Consider your own health, your individual characteristics, and the deployment conditions before you decide to be deployed.

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Page last reviewed: April 1, 2020