Accession Number:

ADA106392

Title:

Sleep Loss Effects on Continuous Sustained Performance: Behavioral Analogs of the REM-nonREM Cycle.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 80-Oct 81,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY

Report Date:

1981-10-20

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

About-90-minute cycles in various waking behaviors have been described, including a 90-minute alternation in hemispheric dominance. To confirm this finding, 11 healthy young subjects were isolated for 10 hours. Letter-matching and spatial dot-matching tasks were administered every 10 minutes, while sleepiness, fantasy, eating, and drinking were also monitored. No about-90-minute cycle in letter-matching, dot-matching, or their ratio was found, but weak evidence appeared for cycles in eating, drinking, and restroom trips. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE