Sleep inertia, the grogginess and disorientation experienced on waking, does affect the cognitive performance of physicians woken from on-call naps during nightshifts. However most of the effect dissipates relatively quickly – returning to normal functional capacity within about 12 minutes of waking. Research presented at the Sleep DownUnder 2019 conference in Sydney by Australian Dr ...
On-call doctors need 12 minutes to regain cognitive function after naps
By Mardi Chapman
29 Oct 2019