Sleep measurement in flight crew: comparing actigraphic and subjective estimates to polysomnography.

@article{Signal2005SleepMI,
  title={Sleep measurement in flight crew: comparing actigraphic and subjective estimates to polysomnography.},
  author={Tracey Leigh Signal and Jesse Gale and Philippa H. Gander},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 11},
  pages={1058-63}
}
INTRODUCTION Flight crew sleep is recognized as critical to alertness and safety, but few studies have compared the reliability of the different types of sleep monitoring that are commonly used. The present study compared actigraphic and subjective estimates of sleep to the gold standard, polysomnography (PSG). METHODS In-flight (25 episodes) and layover sleep (21 episodes) of 21 flight crew were measured with PSG and actigraphy. Subjective reports were made 30 min after in-flight sleep… CONTINUE READING
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