Lately, we have been worried about our safety when flying. We're also worried about the health of a family member who is an air traffic controller at Salt Lake City International Airport.
Recent news has shown the difficulty controllers have staying awake. It's said they should get more sleep when off duty. Well, it's not that easy. We've become shocked about how his work schedules are detrimental to his health and everyone's safety.
Everyone's body grows accustomed to certain sleep patterns. When these patterns are disrupted, our bodies suffer sleep deprivation, which causes long-term damage and short-term problems.