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Effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive and physical performance in university students

Overview of attention for article published in Sleep & Biological Rhythms, April 2017
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Title
Effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive and physical performance in university students
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Sleep & Biological Rhythms, April 2017
DOI 10.1007/s41105-017-0099-5
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Yusuf Patrick, Alice Lee, Oishik Raha, Kavya Pillai, Shubham Gupta, Sonika Sethi, Felicite Mukeshimana, Lothaire Gerard, Mohammad U. Moghal, Sohag N. Saleh, Susan F. Smith, Mary J. Morrell, James Moss

Abstract

Sleep deprivation is common among university students, and has been associated with poor academic performance and physical dysfunction. However, current literature has a narrow focus in regard to domains tested, this study aimed to investigate the effects of a night of sleep deprivation on cognitive and physical performance in students. A randomized controlled crossover study was carried out with 64 participants [58% male (n = 37); 22 ± 4 years old (mean ± SD)]. Participants were randomized into two conditions: normal sleep or one night sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was monitored using an online time-stamped questionnaire at 45 min intervals, completed in the participants' homes. The outcomes were cognitive: working memory (Simon game© derivative), executive function (Stroop test); and physical: reaction time (ruler drop testing), lung function (spirometry), rate of perceived exertion, heart rate, and blood pressure during submaximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Data were analysed using paired two-tailed T tests and MANOVA. Reaction time and systolic blood pressure post-exercise were significantly increased following sleep deprivation (mean ± SD change: reaction time: 0.15 ± 0.04 s, p = 0.003; systolic BP: 6 ± 17 mmHg, p = 0.012). No significant differences were found in other variables. Reaction time and vascular response to exercise were significantly affected by sleep deprivation in university students, whilst other cognitive and cardiopulmonary measures showed no significant changes. These findings indicate that acute sleep deprivation can have an impact on physical but not cognitive ability in young healthy university students. Further research is needed to identify mechanisms of change and the impact of longer term sleep deprivation in this population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 177 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 68 38%
Student > Master 30 17%
Unspecified 27 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 6%
Student > Postgraduate 10 6%
Other 33 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 38 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 17%
Psychology 29 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 21 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 9 5%
Other 50 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 August 2019.
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