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Subjective and objective sleepiness in the active individual.
Eight subjects were kept awake and active overnight in a sleep lab isolated from environmental time cues. Ambulatory EEG and EOG were continuously recorded and sleepiness ratings carried out everyExpand
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Validation of the Karolinska sleepiness scale against performance and EEG variables
OBJECTIVE The Karolinska sleepiness scale (KSS) is frequently used for evaluating subjective sleepiness. The main aim of the present study was to investigate the validity and reliability of the KSSExpand
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Shift work and disturbed sleep/wakefulness.
Of the many health-related effects of shift work, disturbed sleep is the most common. This review describes the main observed effects of the three principal shifts (night, morning and afternoon) onExpand
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Psychosocial stress and impaired sleep.
  • T. Åkerstedt
  • Medicine
  • Scandinavian journal of work, environment…
  • 1 December 2006
This review demonstrates that stress is closely related to impaired sleep in cross-sectional studies. In particular, the anticipation of high demands or effort the next day seems important. SleepExpand
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Shift work and disturbed sleep/wakefulness.
This paper reviews the effects of shift work and finds strong, acute effects on sleep and alertness in relation to night and morning work. The effects seem, however, to linger and also affect daysExpand
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Sleep disturbances, work stress and work hours: a cross-sectional study.
OBJECTIVE The study examined the multivariate relationship between disturbed sleep and different work-related and background/life style factors. METHODS 5720 healthy employed men and women livingExpand
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Work load and work hours in relation to disturbed sleep and fatigue in a large representative sample.
OBJECTIVE To study the relation between work and background factors on the one hand and disturbed sleep and fatigue on the other. METHOD A representative national sample of 58,115 individuals wasExpand
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Consensus statement: fatigue and accidents in transport operations.
  • T. Åkerstedt
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of sleep research
  • 18 December 2000
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Promoting alertness with a short nap during a night shift.
The use of a short (< 1 h) nap in improving alertness during the early morning hours in the first night shift was examined under laboratory conditions. The study contained four experimental,Expand
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Psychological and psychophysiological effects of shift work.
  • T. Åkerstedt
  • Medicine
  • Scandinavian journal of work, environment…
  • 1990
The psychophysiology of shift work is mainly related to circadian rhythmicity and sleep-wake phenomena. Individuals on a rotating three-shift or similar system work the night shift at the low phaseExpand
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