Accession Number:

ADA439549

Title:

Sleep and Predicted Cognitive Performance of New Cadets during Cadet Basic Training at the United States Military Academy

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

The amount of sleep being received per day among New Cadets at West Point during Cadet Basic Training CBT was investigated. Sleep was measured using actigraphy on a stratified sample of 80 New Cadets. The results indicated that New Cadets slept an average of approximately 340 minutes or 5 hours, 40 minutes per night. The results were compared to self-reported survey data to determine whether sleep prior to arrival at West Point matched measured sleep at CBT. The findings indicate that the study population is sleep-deprived during CBT. The study population was sleeping on average 2 hours, 6 minutes less per night during CBT than prior to their arrival at West Point. The findings also indicate that the amount of sleep was not related to gender, race, cadet company assignment, age, recruited athlete status, or circadian chronotype i.e., MorningEvening preference.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE