Accession Number : AD0769933

Title :   Effects of Continuous Work and Sleep Loss on the Recovery of Sustained Performance.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo. Jun-31 Aug 71,

Corporate Author : LOUISVILLE UNIV KY PERFORMANCE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,Ben B. , Jr. ; Coates,Glynn D. ; Brown,Bill R. ; Alluisi,Earl A.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : NICAL MEMO. Jun-31 Aug 71,Morgan,Ben B. , Jr.;Coates,Glynn D. ;Brown,Bill R. ;Alluisi,Earl A. ;DA-ARO-D-31-124-71-G109HELTM-14-73*Performance(Human), *Work, *Sleep deprivation, Attrition, Recovery, Test methods, Time, Rest, Stress(Physiology)*Continuous workA synthetic-work methodology was employed in a series of eight studies conducted to provide definitive information concerning the time course of performance recovery from the detrimental effects of 36 and 44 hours of continuous work and sleep loss. Two crews of five subjects served in each of four continuous-work/recovery conditions in a partially counterbalanced order. It is suggested that 6-8 hours is the minimum amount of sleep required for the recovery of performance from the effects of 36 hours of continuous work and sleep loss. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *WORK, *SLEEP DEPRIVATION, ATTRITION, RECOVERY, TEST METHODS, TIME, REST, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE