Content type: Research Paper

17 hours of sustained wakefulness, such as a long day in the office, has been shown to result in behavioural changes equivalent to drinking 2 glasses of wine.

After 24 hours, you may act as if you have drunk 4 glasses of wine. Diminished cognitive performance can have huge repercussions for professionals whose jobs demand critical attention to detail, such as surgeons, pilots, and drivers.

Cite: Maruff P, Falleti MG, Collie A, Darby D, McStephen M. Fatigue-related impairment in the speed, accuracy and variability of psychomotor performance: comparison with blood alcohol levels. J Sleep Res. 2005 Mar;14(1):21-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2004.00438.x. PMID: 15743330.

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