Accession Number:

ADA169578

Title:

Sleepability and Wakeability Following Sleep Deprivation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending Aug 1982

Corporate Author:

TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA FACULTY OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

This research note discusses experiments investigating the infrastructure of arousal during the habitual waking day following one night of total sleep deprivation. Based on the data collected during the experiment, it can be concluded that wakeability, the ability to remain awake, and sleepability, the ability to fall asleep, following sleep deprivation, are not complimentary processes, but are probably governed by different mechanisms. The practical implications of these results to the scheduling of replacement naps are discussed. Keywords Ultradian Rythms, Circadian Rythms, Reaction Time Task.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE