Sleepiness and its relation to the length, content, and continuity of sleep.

  • Gillberg
  • Published 1995 in Journal of sleep research


This review of experimental studies focuses on the disturbances of sleep that may occur in connection with irregular work hours and their relation to ensuing alertness. Three aspects of sleep are covered: the duration of sleep, the stages of sleep, and the continuity of sleep. A sleep curtailment as small as 2 h has clear negative effects on alertness… (More)


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