Sleep loss and performance: no "safe" duration of a monotonous task.

  title={Sleep loss and performance: no "safe" duration of a monotonous task.},
  author={Mats Gillberg and Torbj{\"o}rn {\AA}kerstedt},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={64 5},
The capacity to maintain vigilance generally falls with time on task. However, it has been suggested that, for example, the effects of sleep loss need a rather long time on task to become evident. The present experiment examined when significant deterioration of performance occurred in a 34-min visual vigilance task (with 32 signals) given to twelve subjects every 3 h across 64 h without sleep. Results from the whole test, the first eight signals, and even the first signal varied significantly… CONTINUE READING

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