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Short nap versus short rest: recuperative effects during VDT work

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The effects of a 20-min nap during 2 h of visual display terminal (VDT) work were examined. Ten young healthy adults took a 20-min nap or a 20-min rest 1 h after VDT work, followed by another 1 h of VDT work. A 20-min rest temporarily restored subjective sleepiness, but it deteriorated during the additional 1 h of work. In contrast, a 20-min nap maintained subjective alertness and performance level at a higher level and mental fatigue at a lower level for the additional 1 h of work. These results suggest that a short nap would be useful to both fatigue recovery and fatigue prevention during continuous VDT work. The present findings may provide a new work/rest strategy.
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Keywords: Fatigue; Nap; VDT work; Work-rest schedule

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2004

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