Short nap versus short rest: recuperative effects during VDT work.


The effects of a 20-min nap during 2 h of visual display terminal (VDT) work were examined. Ten young healthy adults took a 20-min nap or a 20-min rest I h after VDT work, followed by another 1 h of VDT work. A 20-min rest temporarily restored subjective sleepiness, but it deteriorated during the additional 1 h of work. In contrast, a 20-min nap maintained… (More)