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Author Topic: Sleep Deprivation and Stress

Europa Dreamer
Posts: 22
Sleep Deprivation and Stress
on: September 28, 2013, 03:59

It's a long ways to Jupiter from Earth and you are in a (probably tiny cramped) tin can with around 6 other people. Sleep deprivation and stress are 2 major problems that can arise with a long space journey.

Ideas for Stress relief:
Interactive wallpaper (wallpaper that can show you everything from penguin's wandering to the African Safari)
Some limited internet access
Exercise equipment

Sleep Deprivation is a major problem that people don't notice happening to them. In Space this is worse since you don't have sunrise/set to assist in sleeping times.

Research Ideas:
What is the best sleep schedule for humans?
What environments promote the best sleep in weightless space?

Ideas to help with sleep patterns:
Temperature/lighting change
Sound proofed sleeping quarters
Individual sleeping quarters

Europa Astronaut
Posts: 98
Re: Sleep Deprivation and Stress
on: September 29, 2013, 07:58

Or we could put people in artificial comas with reduced metabolic rates.

Posts: 26
Re: Sleep Deprivation and Stress
on: September 29, 2013, 14:58

These are interesting topics - you should really do some kind of report pointing out at least the issues.. and present ideas..

Europa Dreamer
Posts: 22
Re: Sleep Deprivation and Stress
on: September 29, 2013, 22:36 and 2 sites with info on test dealing with sleeping problems we would encounter while in space

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