Efficient and Regular Patterns of Nighttime Sleep are Related to Increased Vulnerability to Microsleeps Following a Single Night of Sleep Restriction

@article{Innes2013EfficientAR,
  title={Efficient and Regular Patterns of Nighttime Sleep are Related to Increased Vulnerability to Microsleeps Following a Single Night of Sleep Restriction},
  author={Carrie R. H. Innes and Govinda R. Poudel and Richard D. Jones},
  journal={Chronobiology International},
  year={2013},
  volume={30},
  pages={1187 - 1196}
}
Sleep-deprived people, or those performing extended monotonous tasks, can exhibit brief episodes in which they suspend performance and appear to fall asleep momentarily—behavioral microsleeps (“microsleeps”). In this study, microsleeps were identified using eye video and tracking response during a 20-min continuous tracking task undertaken by 16 healthy volunteers (mean age 24.9 yrs; 8 females, 8 males) in the early afternoon following a normally rested night and a night of restricted sleep… 

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