While getting adequate rest is essential for good health, it’s not always feasible to log seven to eight hours of shuteye, especially when you’re a busy medical student, resident or physician.
Jedidiah Ballard, DO, knows a few things about sleep deprivation. The emergency room physician, educator and former U.S. Army Ranger has had his share of sleepless nights.
Dr. Ballard, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Augusta (Georgia) University, shares his tips in the video above on how to keep pushing forward when you’re behind on sleep. Keep in mind that adequate, restorative sleep is essential and these tips are to be used sparingly, not on a daily basis.