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“Even experts on PTSD were getting stressed out on the amount of pain that the first responders had to go through” (Fischetti). The training for these types of scenarios could be virtual situations tha... ... middle of paper ... ...some pretty gruesome things and might even have to kill someone to protect their lives. The emotional stress that a police officer goes through every day is incredible. The men and women of the police fight every day to keep us safe and deserve proper medical attention and respect. Works Cited Blaney, Blake.
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It haas been argued that police officers are at increased risk for mortality as a result of their occupation. The average age of death for a police officer is 66 years old. (Law Enforcement Wellness Association) The ability to cope with stressful incidents is a personal journey that depends on an officer's past experiences with trauma. Appropriate development of coping strategies for stress is the ability to talk to family, friends, and other officers and to be able to recognize the dangers of ignoring signs and symptoms of post-incident stress. Regardless of an officer's personal experiences with traumatic incidents, avoiding, ignoring, or burying the emotional aftermath of a traumatic event can lead to serious short- and long-term consequences.
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Sleep debt increases the desire of falling asleep or feeling tired at daytime. Such lapses may result to falls and other mistakes such as air traffic accidents, medical errors, and sudden unplanned bad events or crashes. Making decisions is more difficult because you cannot analyze situations as well and also pick the correct behavior to show (Peri, "Obesity & Sleep") Studies show that not having enough sleep weakens one 's ability to drive as much as, or even more than drinking does. “Precisely, driver sleepiness is responsible for about 100,000 motor vehicle accidents every year, which results in around 1500 deaths” ("National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute", 2012). Sleep improves health, related to the heart and blood vessels, and reduces the risks of suffering from heart related conditions such as high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and many more (Harvard Health Publications,
Reduced or inadequate amount ... ... middle of paper ... ...to a poor diet and reduced awareness of total happiness. "Poor sleep has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and coronary heart disease," researcher Mark Wahlqvist of Monash University said in a release (Sleep and Diet, 2014). This is just an example how uneasy sleep can lead to many more consequences other than just a sluggish following morning. At University of Chicago a study done in 1999 showed that limiting someone to just 4 hours of sleep every night for the duration of 7 days resulted in healthy students to become ill. Many students had to receive glucose as well as insulin characteristics of diabetes.
(Durmer & Dinges 2005). The average college student is sleeping 6.7 hours during the weekdays and 7.4 hours on weekends. The standard person needs 7.5 and 8 hours per night, which means that students, specifically college and high school, are not receiving the necessary amount of sleep to function properly. Single adults with full-time jobs had greater difficulty falling asleep than those with significant others and without jobs. “An estimated 40 percent of American adults admit that their work suffers when they are sleepy.” In general, no matter the assignment, the cognitive performance becomes progressively worse as the assignment extends.