Sleep and Performance

Written by Chris Hughes

Sleeping patterns play a major role in how we feel each day, but to what extent do they affect performance?

Partial Sleep Deprivation

The evidence indicates anaerobic performance in a 30 second Wingate maximal cycling test is uninhibited following partial sleep deprivation at the beginning of the night (delaying bed time), while performance decreased following deprivation at the end of the night (waking earlier). Reduced circadian rhythms combined with the increased fatigue of staying awake over a longer period of time are potential mechanisms responsible for this occurrence. Read More...