Physicians during and following night call duty--41 hour ambulatory recording of sleep.

@article{kerstedt1990PhysiciansDA,
  title={Physicians during and following night call duty--41 hour ambulatory recording of sleep.},
  author={Torbj{\"o}rn {\AA}kerstedt and Bengt B. Arnetz and Ingrid Anderz{\'e}n},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={193-6}
}
Six house officers at two Stockholm hospitals were subjected to 41 h of continuous ambulatory recording of EEG and EOG in connection with night call duty, and to 24 h in connection with normal day work. The results showed that night call duty greatly interfered with sleep, reducing its duration to 4 h. The reduction mainly affected sleep stages 2 and REM. SWS was not affected, whereas EEG spectral power density in the 0.5-7.9 Hz band was suppressed. During subsequent time off, napping and night… CONTINUE READING

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