Accession Number:

ADP011048

Title:

Melatonin and Aircrew: Is an Operational Use Recommended?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTRE PRINCIPAL D'EXPERTISE MEDICALE DU PERSONNEL NAVIGANT CLAMART (FRANCE)

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The time difference-related desynchronization syndrome commonly called jet lag raises many issues in terms of performance and flight safety during rapid military deployments. Of several physical and pharmacological solutions recently proposed, the use of melatonin is generally considered to be a promising coping strategy. In this literature review, the authors have highlighted practical unsolved considerations in the use of melatonin. A conservative attitude, especially about its use in aircrew, currently remains necessary because of the lack of scientific certainties.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE