This research was supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense under Order No. 1596, and by the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, under Work Unit M4305.07-3008DAC5. The views presented in this paper are those of the authors. No endorsement by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of the Navy, or the U. S. Government has been given or should be inferred.
Exercise and Sleep Loss: Effects on Recovery Sleep
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
Volume 14, Issue 4, pages 414–416, July 1977
How to Cite
Moses, J., Lubin, A., Naitoh, P. and Johnson, L. C. (1977), Exercise and Sleep Loss: Effects on Recovery Sleep. Psychophysiology, 14: 414–416. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1977.tb02975.x
- Issue published online: 30 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
- Manuscript received October 12, 1976; revision received February 4, 1977; accepted for publication February 7, 1977
- Sleep loss;
- Recovery sleep
The effects of exercise and sleep loss on recovery sleep were studied in young male naval volunteers. For 1 hr out of every 4 hrs during a 40-hr period, 20 subjects rested in bed and 10 subjects bicycled. Eleven measures of recovery night sleep were selected for comparison of the bedrest and exercise groups. Only one reached significance under the conservative Dunn-Bonferroni criterion: the exercise group had a higher percent total sleep time. The results indicate that exercise does increase the effects of sleep loss on recovery sleep, but that there is no simple, direct effect on specific sleep stages.