Accession Number : AD0659764

Title :   EFFECTS OF PROLONGED STAGE FOUR AND 1-REM SLEEP DEPRIVATION: EEG, TASK PERFORMANCE, AND PSYCHOLOGIC RESPONSES,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Robert L. ; Agnew,H. W. , Jr. ; Webb,Wilse B.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Two experiments are described which demonstrated the effects of extended stage 4 sleep deprivation and separately the effects of 1-REM sleep deprivation. Measurements of the sleep EEG and measurements of personality variables revealed that these two types of sleep deprivation are quite different. Stage 4 deprivation resulted in a sharp increase in stage 2 on deprivation nights while 1-REM deprivation resulted in an increase in stage 1 without rapid eye movements. Stage 4 deprivation produced a depressive psychologic profile in the subjects while 1-REM deprivation resulted in a state of increased irritability and emotional lability.

Descriptors :   (*SLEEP, AVIATION MEDICINE), (*ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, AVIATION PERSONNEL), NEUROLOGY, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERSONALITY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE