Sleep Deprivation and Performance: The Optimum Use of Limited Sleep Periods.
Final rept. Apr 80-Mar 81,
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE
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The performance of three groups of young adult subjects has been measured across a 72 hour period. A computer programmed battery of tests was used which included test established as sensitive to sleep loss auditory vigilance, addition and subjective scales, and a cognitive battery memory tasks, anagrams, word detection, visual search, line judgements with various feedbacks, object usage, reasoning, digit symbols. The experimental variable was the placement of four hours of sleep opportunities. The control group had no sleep, one experimental group slept from 10-12 PM prior to night two and three preparatory sleep and one slept from 8 to 10 AM after nights two and three recovery sleep. This report presents preliminary analysis of the date as well as data analysis completed on earlier continuous peformance measures. Author