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Performance prediction by sleepiness-related subjective symptoms during 26-hour sleep deprivation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute.
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2008 (English)In: Sleep and Biological Rhythms, Vol. 6, 234-241 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Performance prediction by sleepiness-related subjective symptoms during 26-hour sleep deprivation

Sleepiness is a major cause of lower productivity and higher risk of accidents in various work situation. Developing sleepiness monitoring techniques is important to important to improve work efficiency and to reduce accident risk, so that people can take a rest/break in appropriate timing before an accident or a mistake occurs. The aim of the present study are (1) to explain subjective sleepiness using sleep-related symptoms, and (2) to examine which symptoms are useful to predict performance errors. Participants were healthy paid volunteers (six males, six females; mean ± SD, 31.5 ± 10.74 years). Participants took part in 26-h sleep deprivation. During sleep deprivation, they carried out several performance tasks every 3 h and an hourly rating of questionnaires to evaluate subjective symptoms including two types of Karolinska Sleepiness Scale (KSS). The present study confirmed that performance errors can be predicted by subjective symptoms. While mental fatigue was correlated to KSS scores linearly, eye-related subjective symptoms showed quadratic correlation to KSS. By taking into consideration this noteworthy relationskap between subjective symptoms and sleepiness, more accurate introspection of sleepiness and performance errors prediction (detection) may be possible.

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2008. Vol. 6, 234-241 p.
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Eye-related subjective symptoms, Fatigue, Sleepiness
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17051DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1479-8425.2008.00367xISI: 000261274000008OAI: diva2:183571
Intent, P2705Available from: 2009-01-05 Created: 2009-01-05 Last updated: 2011-01-10Bibliographically approved

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