Losing Sleep: A Preliminary Investigation of the Cognitive Effects that Arise from Polyphasic Sleep Cycles

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Title:
Losing Sleep: A Preliminary Investigation of the Cognitive Effects that Arise from Polyphasic Sleep Cycles
Author:
Smyth, Taylor Stephen
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A 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.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gronenberg, Wulfila

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleLosing Sleep: A Preliminary Investigation of the Cognitive Effects that Arise from Polyphasic Sleep Cyclesen_US
dc.creatorSmyth, Taylor Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Taylor Stephenen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.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.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGronenberg, Wulfila-
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