ALERTNESS MANAGEMENT: STRATEGIC NAPS IN OPERATIONAL SETTINGS

Strategic naps can be used effectively to promote performance and alertness in operational settings. A study of planned rest periods in long-haul flight operations has demonstrated the effectiveness of in-flight naps to promote performance and alertness during subsequent critical phases of flight. Two potential negative effects of naps are discussed. These are sleep inertia and the effect of naps on subsequent sleep. Sleep inertia can involve sleepiness and decreased performance immediately upon awakening from a nap. A long nap, at certain times of the day, can disrupt the quantity and quality of later sleep periods.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 123-131

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00789173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0865875162
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2000 12:00AM