Behavioural microsleeps in normally-rested people

  title={Behavioural microsleeps in normally-rested people},
  author={Carrie R. H. Innes and Govinda R. Poudel and Tracey Leigh Signal and Richard D. Jones},
  journal={2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology},
Sleep-deprived people, or those performing extended monotonous tasks, frequently have brief episodes when performance is suspended and they appear to fall asleep momentarily - behavioural microsleeps (BMs). As BM rates are highly variable between normally-rested people, this study aimed to determine whether there is a relationship between propensity for BMs and measures of sleep. Subjects undertook a continuous 50-min 2-D tracking task and BMs were identified with high temporal accuracy based… CONTINUE READING