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Navy wants sailors to have sweet dreams for safety's sake

from Federal News Radio

The Navy is taking steps to protect sailors’ sleep while they are on ships, after a series of deadly collisions rocked the service this year. Effective by Dec. 20, most ships will have to move into what is called a circadian rotation. The rotations schedule watch and work shifts at routine times and create protected sleep hours for sailors on ships. The guidance, signed by Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden, the Navy Surface Forces commander, gives ships a number of schedules they can follow to reduce sailor fatigue. more


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