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Sleep disorders troubling many Ohio officers

By Dan X. McGraw
The Cleveland Plain Dealer 
CLEVELAND, Ohio — After working the midnight shift, Cleveland Patrolman Tom Ross just wants to go home and get some rest. But catching some zzz's during the daytime isn't easy for him.

So he spends his time pacing his kitchen, watching TV or trying to fall asleep, which leaves him constantly tired, he said.

"I've got nothing to wake up for until midnight, but here I am awake at 1 p.m.," said Ross, an executive officer at the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association. "I don't know what it is. I can't stay asleep when I can get to bed, and other times I just can't sleep."

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