Quick Returns - Sleep, Cognitive Functions, Effects of Bright Lights and Individual Differences. An Experimental Approach
The project examines the consequences of having less than 11 hours of rest between two work shifts, specifically between an evening to a morning shift. The project will simulate two such shiftwork scenarios in the sleep laboratory at the department of psychology. In both experiments, we will collect objective/subjective sleep-, cognitive functioning- and genotype data to interpret functioning among our participants. In the second experiment, we will explore whether a bright light condition will preserve cognitive functioning compared to a normal room light condition. Ultimately, we hope the project will provide knowledge that can be applied to work contexts to ease the demands of shift work.