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Comparison of Sleep Deprivation Effects in Student Athletes and Non-Athletes (Preliminary Results)

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dc.contributor.author Frederick, Alexa R.
dc.contributor.author Comport, Brianna E.
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Kiearra D.
dc.contributor.author Almanzar, Yldalis
dc.contributor.author Kurtz, Michael A.
dc.contributor.author Kunkel, Stephenie
dc.contributor.author Price, Thomas B.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-04T18:51:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-04T18:51:22Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-01
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1571
dc.description.abstract The effects of exercise and sleep in college athletes have been studied for the past 50yrs. (1). This study examined the effect of 24hrs sleep deprivation on reaction time (RT) and memory recall of words (MR) in student athletes and student non-athletes. Recent research has shown that collegiate athletes are at higher risk for lack of sleep and feelings of exhaustion than non-athletes (2). While 8-9hrs sleep per night is needed in young adults (21-30yrs old), the average sleep duration is only 6.7hrs/nt (3,4). Even a brief period of sleep deprivation can significantly affect cognitive performance, including attention-intensive performance such as omission errors, short term working memory, and learning capacity, as well as producing longer response times (4). Measurable impairment of cognitive responses occur with as little as 16hrs of sleep deprivation (4), and the level of impairment may increase to rival that of alcohol (5). Individual differences (genetic, learning) may also influence results, increasing variability (4,6). Normal sleep habits can have a significant detrimental effect on overall mood (4) and academic performance in college students, and this effect may be intensified in college athletes who must maintain demanding training and study schedules. Hypothesis: Sleep deprivation will produce different responses for RT and MR in college athletes compared with non-athletes. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Sleep deprivation en_US
dc.subject Student athletes en_US
dc.title Comparison of Sleep Deprivation Effects in Student Athletes and Non-Athletes (Preliminary Results) en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.institute.department School of Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US

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