Accession Number:

AD0256313

Title:

HUMAN PERFORMANCE AS A FUNCTION OF THE WORK-REST CYCLE. A REVIEW OF SELECTED STUDIES

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NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1960-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Studies relating to the effects of different work-rest cycles on mans performance are reviewed in this report. Included are only those studies in which 1 observations of performance extend for 24 hours or longer, and 2 results pertain to the general problem of optimizing performance through the scheduling of work and rest periods. While several specific conclusions are supported by the studies reviewed, the number of generalizations relating to optimal work-rest cycles, sleep-wakefulness cycles, and the durations of the work, rest, and sleep periods. The need for additional long-term experimentation is evident. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE