About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Weekend Sleep Will Not Compensate for Weekdays’ Sleep Deprivation

by Kathy Jones on October 11, 2013 at 8:41 PM
Font : A-A+

 Weekend Sleep Will Not Compensate for Weekdays’ Sleep Deprivation

A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology suggests that trying to catch up on some sleep on the weekend may not be beneficial as you may already be feeling the negative effects of lack of sleep.

Around 30 healthy adult volunteers took part in the study in which they were placed on a 13-day schedule during the first four days of which they were allowed to sleep for eight hours a day. For the next six days, the volunteers were woken up after just six hours while on the final two days, they were allowed to sleep for 10 hours in a day in order to recover from their lack of sleep on the preceding days.

Advertisement

The researchers monitored the volunteers' health and performance using a variety of different tests on three different days during the period and found that after five days of deprived sleep, the volunteers were sleepier on both objective and subjective tests compared to baseline levels. The researchers also found that while the sleepiness went away after the extra sleep recovery period, their ability to pay attention had also deteriorated during the period and did not improve after the recovery.

"Two nights of extended recovery sleep may not be sufficient to overcome behavioral alertness deficits resulting from mild sleep restriction. This may have important implications for people with safety-critical professions, such as health-care workers, as well as transportation system employees (drivers, pilots, etc.) The long-term effects of a repeated sleep restriction/sleep recovery weekly cycle in human remains unknown", the researchers wrote in their report.


Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
First-Ever Successful Pig-To-Human Kidney Transplantation
World Osteoporosis Day 2021 -
Spirituality and Mental Health
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Snoring Sleep Disorder : Restless Legs Syndrome Sleep Disorder: Sleepwalking Periodic Limb Movement Disorder REM Behavior Disorder Sleep Disturbances In Women Sleep Insomnia Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Disorders: A Prelude 

Recommended Reading
Sleep Disorder
Sleep disorders can either be having difficulty in getting sleep or dozing off at inappropriate ......
Sleep Disturbances In Women
The physical, emotional and hormonal changes that occur in women during puberty, menstrual cycle, .....
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea should be suspected in overweight middle aged adults who snore loudly and ....
Insomnia
Difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep is known as insomnia. It is a symptom that occurs due...
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder which causes repetitive cramping or jerki...
REM Behavior Disorder
REM Behavior Disorder (RBD) is a sleep disorder in which the person acts out dramatic or violent dre...
Sleep
Sleep is a behavioral state of restricted physical activity. It is controlled by our internal biolo...
Sleep Disorder : Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) causes - An urge to move, usually due to uncomfortable sensations that...
Sleep Disorder: Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking or “Somnambulism,” is a type of parasomnia and has medico-legal implications...
Sleep Disorders: A Prelude
Sleep disorders include difficulty falling/staying asleep, falling asleep at inappropriate times, ex...
Snoring
Turbulent airflow causes tissues of the nose and throat to vibrate and the noise produced by these v...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use