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Differences in the Effect of Sleep Deprivation on the Postural Stability among Men and Women

Department of Physical Activity and Health Promotion Science, Poznan University of Physical Education, 61-871 Poznań, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(7), 3796; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073796
Received: 14 March 2021 / Revised: 31 March 2021 / Accepted: 2 April 2021 / Published: 5 April 2021
Objective: Sleepiness caused by sleep deprivation may increase the risk of injuries and damages during physical activity. Individual data so far indicate a generally better static postural stability of women regardless of sleeping conditions. The main aim of this study was to assess the impact of sleep deprivation on postural stability according to gender after 24 h of sleep deprivation. Methods: Participants included 83 students (36 men and 47 women). Postural stability was measured with eyes open and closed eyes before and after sleep deprivation. Data from posturographic platform were used to assess postural stability objectively. Results: The type of test determined the size of observed changes in postural stability. The data suggest that women are better able to cope with the effects of sleep deprivation than men. Conclusion: Postural control system is very important in sport and in physically active people. The results show that men are more sensitive to sleep deprivation than women because they had higher COP (center of pressure) values in tests. Less postural stability of the body due to sleep deprivation indicates a higher risk of injury during physical activity. View Full-Text
Keywords: sleep deprivation; postural control; posturography; gender difference sleep deprivation; postural control; posturography; gender difference
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Ołpińska-Lischka, M.; Kujawa, K.; Maciaszek, J. Differences in the Effect of Sleep Deprivation on the Postural Stability among Men and Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3796. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073796

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Ołpińska-Lischka M, Kujawa K, Maciaszek J. Differences in the Effect of Sleep Deprivation on the Postural Stability among Men and Women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(7):3796. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073796

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Ołpińska-Lischka, Marta, Karolina Kujawa, and Janusz Maciaszek. 2021. "Differences in the Effect of Sleep Deprivation on the Postural Stability among Men and Women" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 7: 3796. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073796

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