Accession Number : AD0727506

Title :   Human Sleep Patterns and Psychomotor Performance During Exposure to Moderate Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : O'Donnell,Robert D. ; Chikos,Paul M. ; Theodore,James

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : When subjects are allowed to sleep for a normal period of time in the presence of CO at a level up to 150 ppm, there is no major disruption of either their sleep patterns or subsequent psychomotor performance involving time estimation, mental arithmetic, tracking, or vigilance under either moderate or high workloads. With respect to the performance measures, no patterns were isolated which would indicate that more detailed study under the same conditions would yield any significant effects of CO exposure. Some extremely tenuous indications of possible changes in the mobility of subjects during their early stages of sleep were uncovered, and these should be investigated further. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARBON MONOXIDE, *TOXICITY), (*SLEEP, CARBON MONOXIDE), (*MOTOR REACTIONS, CARBON MONOXIDE), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, BEHAVIOR, BRAIN, DOSAGE, HEMOGLOBIN, BLOOD, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE