A study of USAF air traffic controller shiftwork: sleep, fatigue, activity, and mood analyses.


BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the shift-specific sleep, general activity levels, mood and cognitive performance of air traffic controllers (ATCs) working a forward 2-2-2 rapid rotation shift schedule. HYPOTHESIS ATCs are more fatigued on the night-shift. METHODS ATCs recorded their sleep, oral temperature and subjective fatigue… (More)