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Sleep Inertia and Other Fatigue  

  

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A pilot asked me a question today…can sleep inertia be affected (last longer or not) by your general state of fatigue?

Say for example, a pilot has been in tour for 14 days of flying, and gets up on the 15th, or someone who’s seen his sleep interrupted for several months with a young child…

Could the effects of sleep inertia last longer because of this, or would it be unaffected for a person?

Thanks!

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Clinton Marquardt – Sleep & Fatigue Specialist

Clinton Marquardt - Sleep & Fatigue Specialist

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