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Document ID (ISN)110828
CIS number 10-0429
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Paech G.M., Jay S.M., Lamond N., Roach G.D., Ferguson S.A.
Title The effects of different roster schedules on sleep in miners
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.41, No.4, p.600-606. Illus. 50 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) work time schedules; shift work; night work; mining industry
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; fatigue; sleep disturbances; sleep pattern
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Mining and quarrying