The Resource Workplace sleepiness: causes, consequences and countermeasures, by Neda Khalafi

Workplace sleepiness: causes, consequences and countermeasures, by Neda Khalafi

Label
Workplace sleepiness: causes, consequences and countermeasures
Title
Workplace sleepiness: causes, consequences and countermeasures
Statement of responsibility
by Neda Khalafi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sleep deprivation is an epidemic problem in our society that adversely affects the quality and safety of our daily lives. At home and on the job, inadequate sleep is associated with considerable social, financial, and health-related costs, due to instability of waking functions. Research has shown that, sleep deprivation among workers, whether from sleep disorders, lifestyle or shift work, can hinder the proper performance, and in extreme cases may pose hazard to the workers themselves and their environment. Deficits in daytime performance can have profound effects in the processing industry where workers are often required to perform monotonous tasks that provide low levels of stimulation but also involve critical decision making and problem solving skills. This study provides a comprehensive literature review of the current scientific research efforts in order to promote a better understanding of the relationship between sleep deprivation, productivity, performance, health and safety of the organizations. It highlights the consequences of insufficient sleep for workplace functioning and the ways in which workplace characteristics and lifestyle choices may affect sleep quality and quantity. Moreover, the adverse impact of poor sleep on organizations has been addressed through deficits in attention, concentration, memory, cognitive functioning and reaction time as well as increased incidence of anxiety, lower motivation and poor social relationship. Findings indicate that such destabilized behavioral outcomes can lead to increased rates of performance losses, absenteeism, physical or psychological injuries in addition to human errors and accidents. Finally a variety of countermeasure strategies including caffeine, bright light, exercise, task design, sleep education and scheduling policies are discussed as potential measures to maintain workers' alertness and performance. A preliminary survey is also presented in order to explore the performance of individuals in industrial settings and the potential impact of inadequate sleep. The results indicate the need for further research on workplace sleepiness and the potential issues to consider. It is important for managers to take such human limitations into consideration in order to decrease errors, reduce job dissatisfaction and improve organizational productivity and safety."--Abstract, page iv
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UMR
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Khalafi, Neda
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2014
Granting institution
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleep deprivation
Label
Workplace sleepiness: causes, consequences and countermeasures, by Neda Khalafi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Vita
  • This thesis consists of [three] articles--Page iii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
882479238
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 113 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
These materials are protected under copyright by the original author
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)882479238
Label
Workplace sleepiness: causes, consequences and countermeasures, by Neda Khalafi
Publication
Note
  • Vita
  • This thesis consists of [three] articles--Page iii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
882479238
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 113 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
These materials are protected under copyright by the original author
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)882479238

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