|Document ID (ISN)||110828|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Paech G.M., Jay S.M., Lamond N., Roach G.D., Ferguson S.A.
||The effects of different roster schedules on sleep in miners
||July 2010, Vol.41, No.4, p.600-606. Illus. 50 ref.
||Shiftwork involving early morning starts and night work can affect both sleep and fatigue. This study aimed to assess the impact of different shift schedules at an Australian mine site on sleep duration and subjective sleep quality. Participants worked one of four types of roster. Sleep (wrist actigraphy and sleep diaries) was monitored for a full roster cycle including days off. Total sleep time (TST) was longer on days off compared to sleep when on day and nightshifts. Despite an increase in TST on days off, this may be insufficient to recover from the severe sleep restriction occurring during work times. Restricted sleep and quick shift-change periods may lead to long-term sleep loss and associated fatigue.
||work time schedules; shift work; night work; mining industry
||Australia; fatigue; sleep disturbances; sleep pattern
||D - Periodical articles
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
Mining and quarrying