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Continuous measurement of body temperature during a three-week experiment with inverted working and sleeping hours

  • P. Knauth
  • J. Ilmarinen
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Part of the Forschungsberichte Des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen book series (FOLANW)

Abstract

This paper deals with the question of whether an inversion of the circadian rhythm occurs after several weeks of night work. Body temperature was the index of adaptation used since it can easily be measured and has a relative stable circadian rhythm.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 1975

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  • P. Knauth
  • J. Ilmarinen

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