The present report is based, in part, upon a thesis completed by the senior author in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts from the University of Cincinnati.
Recovery of Performance During Sleep Following Sleep Deprivation
Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2007
Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 152–159, March 1983
How to Cite
Rosa, R. R., Bonnet, M. H. and Warm, J. S. (1983), Recovery of Performance During Sleep Following Sleep Deprivation. Psychophysiology, 20: 152–159. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1983.tb03281.x
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Dr. Milton Kramer of the Sleep Laboratory, V.A. Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, we wish to thank Dr. Wilse Webb for the loan of the audiometer.
Michael Bonnet is now at the Sleep Laboratory, Pulmonary Service, V.A. Hospital, Loma Linda, CA 92357.
- Issue online: 30 JAN 2007
- Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2007
- Manuscript received March 20, 1982; accepted for publication July 15, 1982
- Total sleep deprivation;
- Recovery sleep;
- Body temperature;
Very few studies have systematically examined recovery of performance after sleep deprivation. In the present study, 12 young adult males were sleep deprived for periods of 40 and 64 hrs. Each period was preceded by baseline nights of sleep and followed by two recovery nights of sleep. Immediate recall and reaction time were tested at 2300, 0145, 0400, 0615, and 0830 during baseline, deprivation, and recovery nights. Performance efficiency showed a progressive decline after 2 hrs of recovery sleep following both periods of deprivation. Return to baseline was apparent after 4 hrs of steep following 40 hrs awake and after 8 hrs of sleep following 64 hrs awake. These results suggested that, in terms of behavioral efficiency, an equal amount of sleep is not required to compensate for sleep lost.