QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF SLEEP DURING THE RECORD MANNED SPACE FLIGHT OF 438 DAYS

In this paper, sleep recordings during a 438-day spaceflight are evaluated as to how impaired sleep may compromise safety. The interpretation of results is embedded within a 30-day study of 3 other astronauts. During the first 30 days, sleep was reduced to an average of little more than 6 hours with large variation between nights, whereas later during the mission the astronauts got 1 more hour of sleep. Impaired quality of sleep seems to be an individual problem that does not affect all astronauts. It is suggested that private sleeping quarters and properly scheduled rest times present a way to avoid sleep problems.

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  • Authors:
    • Gundel, A
    • Drescher, J
    • Polyakov, V V
  • Publication Date: 2001

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00824928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2002 12:00AM