ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013
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(Studio: Ron Claiborne) The problem of dozing off at the wheel examined in light of the train derailment in New York City after engineer William Rockefeller dozed off before the crash; scenes shown of the wreckage; details given about "highway hypnosis" as in long-distance driving and "micro-sleep"; scenes shown of the reporter in a sleep-deprivation study. [Yale school of medicine Dr. Meir KRYGER- comments on getting sleepy.] [Harvard medical school Dr. Charles CZEISLER- explains micro-sleep.] The sleep study discussed.
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