Losing Sleep: A Preliminary Investigation of the Cognitive Effects that Arise from Polyphasic Sleep Cycles
AuthorSmyth, Taylor Stephen
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA four week investigation of the cognitive and physiological effects that polyphasic sleep had on a human subject. The subject was put onto Uberman’s sleep schedule and took cognitive tests for four weeks measuring memory, concentration and problem solving skills. Additionally weight, food intake, and dreams were recorded. After two weeks exercise one hour of anaerobic exercise was introduced. From the data recorded there was no significant variance in cognitive ability due to change of sleep pattern yet there was a noticeable weight change.
Degree ProgramHonors College