I know this must have been discussed before but I can't seem to find any threads on the topic.
I am curious about how the FAA may implement procedures to fend off pilot fatigue, the aspect I am interested in is the FAA allowing controlled naps for flight crews who are on duty (of course not both pilots)? From what I had read previously is that they already allow this in Europe, if this is true is it successful? I have also heard that the Air Force has a similar policy as Europe (but I cannot confirm this) restricting naps to 20 minutes so one does not enter into rem sleep.
I am looking for insight and if possible statistics or research that has been conducted on controlled naps. Or maybe even personal experience.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
[Edited 2010-12-02 14:07:57]