PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES FOLLOWING 60 HOURS OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION

Authors
  1. Symons, J.D.
  2. Vanhelder, T.
  3. Myles, W.S.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The effect of 60h of sleep deprivation (SD) upon physical performance and physiological responses to exercise was examined in 11 male subjects. Maximal isometric and isokinetic muscular strength and endurance of selected upper and lower body muscle groups, performance of the Wingate Anaerobic Power Test, simple reaction time, the blood lactate response to cycle exercise at 70% VO2 max, and most of the cardiovascular and respiratory responses to treadmill running at 70% and 80% VO2 max, were not significantly altered as a result of SD. The findings are of considerable importance in sustained military operations which frequently involve the combination of physical and mental tasks.
Report Number
DCIEM-88-P-22 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
01 Jan 1988
Number of Pages
7
Reprinted from
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol 20, no 4, 1988, p 374-380
DSTKIM No
88-04317
CANDIS No
57522
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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