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Sleep Health Promotion in the Workplace

Version 1 : Received: 11 October 2020 / Approved: 12 October 2020 / Online: 12 October 2020 (16:27:57 CEST)

How to cite: Garbarino, S.; Tripepi, G.; Magnavita, N. Sleep Health Promotion in the Workplace. Preprints 2020, 2020100256 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0256.v1). Garbarino, S.; Tripepi, G.; Magnavita, N. Sleep Health Promotion in the Workplace. Preprints 2020, 2020100256 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0256.v1).

Abstract

A workplace sleep health promotion program was implemented in an Italian police unit from 2016 to 2017. Of the 242 police officers in the unit, 218 (90%) agreed to take part in the program. A crossover trial was made in which the police officers were divided into two groups that performed sleep health promotion activities in the first and second year, respectively. The first group of officers showed significant sleep improvements at the end of the first year, while the second group had similar or worse parameters than at baseline. At follow-up, a significant improvement in the quantity and quality of sleep was reported in both groups. Sleep improvements at follow-up were associated with a marked reduction in the frequency of accidents at work and near-misses. All sleep parameters showed a significant association with injuries and near-misses in univariate logistic regression analyses. Before the intervention, sleepiness was the best predictor of injuries (aOR 1.220; CI95% 1.044-1.426) and near-misses (aOR 1.382; CI95% 1.182-1.615). At follow-up, when sleep conditions had improved, insomnia symptoms were the most significant predictors of work accidents (aOR 13.358; CI95% 2.353-75.818). Sleep health promotion can be useful in police officers.

Subject Areas

workplace health promotion; sleep quality; sleep hygiene; sleepiness; safety; insomnia; sleep deprivation; accidents; near miss; police

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