Accession Number : AD0696733

Title :   SLEEP DEPRIVATION,

Corporate Author : MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CAMBRIDGE (ENGLAND) APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Wilkinson,Robert T.

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This report was confined to considering the effects of sleep deprivation, in man, with particular reference to studies of the resulting biochemical, physiological and psychological changes. Occasionally more than one of these measures has been taken in the same study, but only rarely has any attempt been made to correlate them. This is unfortunate for the theorist, because the point that leaps from many of these pages is that such measures have a limited value when taken separately: the biochemical and physiological changes that occur in response to sleep deprivation may depend considerably on what the subject is doing when they are taken; correspondingly, performance may be difficult to interpret without knowledge of the bodily changes that accompany it. For present purposes, however, the situation is more fortunate, in that it permits presentation of most of the evidence under the three separate heads: first, the biochemical changes resulting from sleep deprivation; secondly, the physiological ones; and last, the changes in performance and behaviour. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SLEEP, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)), BLOOD CHEMISTRY, URINE, BODY TEMPERATURE, MUSCLES, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, BODY WEIGHT, PAIN, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, PERCEPTION, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE