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Editor's Correspondence
June 9, 2008

Improving Sleep Hygiene—Reply

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Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2008

Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(11):1230. doi:10.1001/archinte.168.11.1230-a

In reply

We appreciate the commentary and efforts of Owens and colleagues who have developed the SAFER program. We agree that a 1-hour education session itself is unlikely to result in changes in sleep hygiene, as we explicitly stated in our hypothesis.1 We also agree that education remains important to heighten awareness regarding the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation and counsel residents on available countermeasures to fatigue. In fact, we continue to provide education annually to our internal medicine residents using components of the SAFER program.

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