Calling all doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health professionals. Heart attacks, appendicitis and other emergencies don't stop when the day shift goes home. Whether you do shift work or take turns being on call, sooner or later, you'll be caring for patients when your body says you should be catching 'z's.
For our new season of White Coat, Black Art, we're taking a close look at sleep deprivation and its impact on health professionals and their patients. We want to know: what legal drugs do you take to stay awake? Do you take performance enhancing drugs like Modafonil (aka Alertec or Provigil) or Ritalin to keep you sharp during those long shifts? And what impact do those drugs have on your brain power? Post replies to this blog entry, or email us at email@example.com. We'll put the best ones on our show.