Police officers who sacrifice sleep to keep you safe are paying a real price. For the first time, experts are realizing how many of them are suffering from lack of sleep, possibly putting safety in jeopardy.
"Sleep disorders are associated with poor health, as well as poor performance and increased safety risks," said
5,000 police officers in the United States and Canada participated in a study.
"40-percent of police officers in North America screened positive for a sleep disorder," "The most common sleep disorder that we found was obstructive sleep apnea, which affected, on average, one out of three police officers across the nation."
FOX 2's Deena Centofanti has more on the findings in this video report.