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48 HOURS INSOMNIA TEST OF THE YACHT CAPTAIN

N. N. BUMARSKOVA NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Objective: to study the influence of insomnia on the humans body.
Materials and Methods: physiological indicators of sailor’s performance were taken during 48 hours sleep deprivation period.
Results: increase of blood pressure, deceleration of heart rate, confusion, poor concentration and nervousness were observed.
Conclusions: insomnia or sleep deprivation negatively impacts brain functioning, and therefore violates the ability to focus. The sleep deprivation affects reaction time, irritability emerges, blood pressure increases, immune system is compromised. The brain of a person with lack of sleep tries to compensate it. Shortage of sleep for a long time leads to an increased number of errors in the workplace.
Keywords: 
sinsomnia; decreased performance; research.