A User Oriented Review of the Literature on the Effects of Sleep Loss, Work-Rest Schedules, and Recovery on Performance
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA
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The review provides a brief systematically organized account of the information from the scientific literature on the effects of sleep loss and work-rest schedules on performance. The orientation is practical, but consistent with the available data. A brief narrative description and a series of summary statements about the effects of sleep loss and work-rest schedules on human performance as they apply to operational settings is presented. Recovery from sleep loss effects as well as costs related to sleep loss effects are discussed briefly. Suggestions for future research are presented.
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