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Effects of Continuous Operations (CONOPS) on Soldier and Unit Performance: Review of the Literature and Strategies for Sustaining the Soldier in CONOPS
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DEPT OF BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY
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Two chapters submitted in a special study of Army conduct of continuous operations contain a detailed review of the literature on effects of sleep deprivation and requirements for sustained performance on the ability of soldiers to conduct continuous operations. Subjects covered include adaptation to restricted sleep, effects of fragmented sleep, sleep timing, importance of sleep stages, circadian rhythms, effects of age, wearing chemical protective clothing, the nature of optimum alertness. Also covered are short descriptions of soldier sustained. The second chapter contains a detailed list of human factors principles and recommendations for sustaining performance of soldiers in continuous operations CONOPS and includes coverage of topics like training and preparation for CONOPS sleep scheduling, recovery sleep concepts, workrest scheduling, naps and sleep discipline, sleep-inducing drugs for use in long range deployments, alertness sustaining drugs for use in CONOPS, lightning the soldiers load, nutrition, and physical fitness for military tasks.
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