Accession Number : ADA332652

Title :   Effect of Oral Contraceptives, Menstrual Phase and Conditions on Alertness, Performance, and Rhythms in Sleep Deprived Women

Descriptive Note : Annual rept 18 Aug 95--17 Jul 96

Corporate Author : BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIV OH

Personal Author(s) : Badia, Pietro ; Hakel, Milton ; Wright, Kenneth P. ; Myers, Bryan L.

PDF Url : ADA332652

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : During our first year of funding, we tested the effects of caffeine, bright light, and placebo treatments on alertness, performance, mood, melatonin, and body temperature during 48 hr of sleep deprivation. We also assessed the effects of menstrual cycle phase (Follicular vs. Luteal) and Oral Contraceptive use on the same measures. To date, 42 women have participated. These subjects were tested in one of 9 experimental conditions.

Descriptors :   *SLEEP DEPRIVATION, *WOMEN, *ATTENTION, *ORAL INTAKE, *MENSTRUATION, *CONTRACEPTION, LIGHT, BRIGHTNESS, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), PLACEBOS, CAFFEINE, BODY TEMPERATURE, BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS, MELATONIN.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE