NAPPING AND HUMAN FUNCTIONING DURING PROLONGED WORK

Authors
  1. Naitoh, P.
  2. Angus, R.G.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Naval Health Research Center, San Diego CA (US);TTCP Sub-Group U, Technical Panel UTP-4 (Human Factors for Manned System Integration)
Abstract
In prolonged work periods, men and women often forego satisfying their sleep need to complete their assigned jobs, resulting in an accumulation of performance/mood degrading sleep loss and fatigue. However, sleep management suggests that recovery from fatigue and sleepiness during a prolonged work period can be accomplished by short or ultra-short sleep (naps) taken during a prolonged work period. In this paper, naps' power as a counter-degradation measure are described first through the literature review, and then through critical evaluation of studies conducted at the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine, Canada and the Naval Health Research Center.
Report Number
NHRC-TR-87-21 — Research Paper; Reprint; Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 1988
Number of Pages
26
Reprinted from
Sleep and Alertness, Chronobiological, Behavioral and Medical Aspects of Napping, 1989, p 221-246
DSTKIM No
90-01120
CANDIS No
63391
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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