Chapter 2

Basics of sleep biology

Abstract

This chapter is an educational chapter on the basics of sleep science. There are numerous recommendations and requirements that come with an FRMS, and this chapter provides information on the biology and the science that underlies these recommendations. Although the FRMS can address many of the common problems of sleep, it cannot be expected to address every unique situation and possibility. Therefore, an FRMS educational program should communicate our best understanding of the biological principles of sleep, circadian, and work performance. This way, both management and employees can integrate these principles in their everyday lives and practices to improve outcomes, and the consequences of sleep deprivation. ...

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