Accession Number : ADA600648


Title :   Naturalistic Field Studies of Sleep and Performance


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2009 - 30 Apr 2010


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON STATE UNIV SPOKANE


Personal Author(s) : Belenky, Gregory


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a600648.pdf


Report Date : May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : The key deliverable in this award s statement of work is to Develop a new program at Washington State University - the Spokane Sleep Research Initiative - to focus on the effects of sleep and sleep loss on human performance. As the Spokane Sleep Research Initiative grew, it was renamed the Sleep and Performance Research Center (SPRC). Major findings published during the interval covered by this addendum (05/01/2009-04/30/2010) were: 1) Working shifts and extended work hours (that cut into to total sleep time in 24 hours) are tied to long term adverse health outcomes; 2) Mathematical models predicting performance from sleep wake history are becoming increasingly accurate and are capable of being individualized to take into account individual differences in tolerance to sleep loss; 3) The theory that whole animal sleep begins with local use dependent sleep is gaining support. During the interval covered by this addendum (05/01/2009-04/30/2010), the Sleep and Performance Research Center 11 core faculty members have produced 52 publications (see References).


Descriptors :   *SLEEP , *SLEEP DEPRIVATION , HEALTH , TOLERANCE


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE