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No first night shift effect observed following a nocturnal main sleep and a prophylactic 1-h afternoon nap.

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posted on 31.07.2018, 00:00 by Anastasi Kosmadopoulos, Xuan Zhou, Gregory Roach, David Darwent, Charli Sargent
Neurobehavioural impairment on the first night shift is often greater than on subsequent night shifts due to extended wakefulness. The aim of the study was to determine whether a 1-h afternoon nap prior to the first night shift is sufficient to produce neurobehavioural performance at levels comparable to the second night shift. Twelve male volunteers (mean age 22.9 years) participated in a laboratory protocol that simulated two 12-h night shifts. A nap preceded the first shift and a 7-h daytime sleep was scheduled between shifts. Neurobehavioural performance and subjective sleepiness measured across each night did not significantly differ between first and second shifts.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

33

Issue

6

Start Page

716

End Page

720

Number of Pages

5

eISSN

1525-6073

ISSN

0742-0528

Location

England

Publisher

Marcel Dekker Inc.

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Chronobiology International