Performance was measured during the day (0800-1700 hours) and during the night (1700-0800 hours) of a day-night schedule, and the effect of caffeine (300 mg) was studied during the overnight periods of work. The sleep electroencephalogram was recorded together with oral temperature and urinary electrolyte excretion. Impairment of performance within 9 h… (More)
The effect on performance overnight of a 1 h nap taken at 0200 h was studied in six young female subjects. The subjects completed three schedules, including one with a nap and two without a nap, during which either a placebo or 300 mg caffeine was ingested at 2315 h. Performance was measured from 1700 h in the evening until 1030 h the next morning. Caffeine… (More)
Sleep and circadian rhythms of aircrew were studied during a 7-d polar schedule operated between London and Tokyo. Sleep, rectal temperature, and subjective alertness were recorded for 2 d before departure during the schedule, and for 10 d after the return. Changes in sleep during the early part of the trip were due to sleep loss on the outward journey, but… (More)
The duty and rest periods of aircrew operating the polar route from London via Anchorage were recorded during five schedules which involved 1-, 2- or 3-day sojourns in Japan. Sleep throughout each schedule was fragmented, with naps before duty and short sleeps after arrival at a new location. Sleep disturbance rather than cumulative sleep loss appeared to… (More)
Suva Fiji The author is grateful for helpful suggestions/comments from Mr. Steven Morling. The views expressed herein are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect the views of the Reserve Bank of Fiji.
Two separate studies were carried out to investigate the effect of wearing nuclear-biological-chemical aircrew equipment assembly (NBC AEA) protective clothing on performance and on overnight sleep. Performance at a series of tasks was measured, in six male subjects, during the day (0800-2000 hours) and at night (2000-0800 hours). Wearing the NBC assembly… (More)