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The Effects of a 30-hour Sleep Deprivation on Reaction Time, Neuromuscular Coordination and Aerobic Capacity in Non-athlete Male Students
Hamid Arazi Dr 1, Abbas Asadi Mr2, Kako Hoseini Mr2, Khaled Mohammad Zade Salamat Mr3, Khaled Piri Kord Mr2
1- Assistant Professor University of Gilan, Rasht, Iran
2- MSc Student of Exercise Physiology University of Gilan, Rasht, Iran
3- Lecturer Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj Branch
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  Background and Aim: Sleep is a physiologically important process that has profound effects on the physical and mental health of individuals. With attention to the effects of sleep on mental and physical performance in people, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 30-hour sleep deprivation on reaction time, neuromuscular coordination and aerobic capacity in non-athlete male students.

  Materials and Methods: The present study was a semi-experimental one which used a pretest-posttest design. 18 healthy n on-athlete male students from the University of Gilan (age: 21 ±2 y, height: 174.6±6.5 cm, weight: 71.50±5.50 kg, and body fat: 13±5%) were selected randomly. Seven days before study and after 8 hours of sleep, the subjects performed the reaction time test by reaction time evaluation system, neuromuscular coordination by throwing dart and aerobic capacity by 800-and-1500 meter run. The subjects performed above the items again after one week and after a 30-hour sleep deprivation (6 am to 12 pm the following day). The data were analyzed through dependent t-test using SPSS software Version. 15.

  Results: There were significant differences between pre and post tests in left and right hand reaction times (p<0.05), throw dart scores (p<0.05) and 800 and 1500 meter run (p<0.05).

  Conclusion: Our study indicated that a 30-hour sleep deprivation can cause sloth and a decrease in physical performance. Therefore, athletes and non-athletes should get enough night sleep to prevent the performance decline on activities that need accuracy, coordination and specific attention.

  Keywords: Neuromuscular coordination, physical performance, reaction time, sleep deprivation

 

Keywords: Neuromuscular coordination, physical performance, reaction time, sleep deprivation
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Received: 2011/07/7


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Arazi H, Asadi A, Hoseini K, Mohammad Zade Salamat K, Piri Kord K. The Effects of a 30-hour Sleep Deprivation on Reaction Time, Neuromuscular Coordination and Aerobic Capacity in Non-athlete Male Students. Horizon Med Sci . 2011; 17 (2) :14-21
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