The Firefighters Podcast

#293 Why a Lack of Sleep is Killing our First Responders with Dan Evison

April 01, 2024 Pete Wakefield Season 4 Episode 293
The Firefighters Podcast
#293 Why a Lack of Sleep is Killing our First Responders with Dan Evison
Show Notes

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in 21st century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep.

Based on the Journal of Global Health, first responders are as much as three times more likely to suffer from insomnia than non-shift workers & a Recent UClan document stating 61% of firefighters have sleep problems.

My guest today is Dan Evison a Father of 3, a Firefighter (Watch Manager) of 22 years & now (since 2021) an adult sleep coach & consultant.

Contact Dave at
Deeper dive & Help available at his website HERE
Read/Audio book "Why We Sleep by Mathew Walker" HERE
Cleveland Clinic study HERE
Mental health of UK firefighters | Scientific Reports (
Common Sleep Disorders Increase Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes and Adverse Health Outcomes in Firefighters | Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (
Association between sleep quality and type of shift work in Korean firefighters - PMC (
Implementing a Sleep Health Education and Sleep Disorders Screening Program in Fire Departments - PMC (

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