Calgary Herald

Study flags cabin crew sleep woes


Lack of sleep goes hand in hand with long-distance air travel for most passengers. But a study in Ireland shows cabin crew on the country’s national carrier are also chronicall­y short of proper rest. A report by trade union IMPACT report found the rate of ill health among Aer Lingus crew members during a one-month period in 2014 to be “extraordin­arily high,” with one-third relying on sleeping pills at least once a week. The study said crew members suffer above average rates of digestive disorders and problems with sleep disruption, while the industry as a whole reports among the highest levels of psychologi­cal distress in all occupation­al groups. .

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