Accession Number : ADP002989

Title :   Hypnotics and Air Operations,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIR FORCE FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND) INST OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Nicholson,A. N.

Report Date : NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Essentially, the factors which influence the use of a drug in the context of occupational medicine vary. We have examined the use of hypnotics and antihistamines as they raise two very different issues. In the management of sleep disturbances the challenge is to provide an effective hypnotic free of adverse effects on sleep and of residual effects on performance, whereas with the allergic states the individual must remain alert while the drug is acting peripherally. In this paper we deal with hypnotics.

Descriptors :   *Hypnotics and sedatives, Pharmacokinetics, Performance(Human), Motor reactions, Vision, Sleep, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE