Sleep Stages and Performance
NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO
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The relation of sleep stages to performance is reviewed. Data from 12 subjects who were deprived of sleep for two nights, to study the recuperative effects of slow-wave sleep and REM sleep following sleep deprivation, are presented. There was no significant difference in waking behavior and performance in those subjects denied REM sleep or slow-wave sleep from those subjects allowed all stages of sleep on recovery nights after total sleep loss. The significance of stages of sleep to waking behavior is not yet clear.