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Sleep Deprivation and Physiological Responses. A Case Report

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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
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Department of Research, Italian Center Studies of Osteopathy, 95124 Catania, Italy
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Horus Cooperative Social, 97100 Ragusa, Italy
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Department of Human and Social Sciences, Kore University, 94100 Enna, Italy
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Kore University, 94100 Enna, Italy
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Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
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Department of Sport Sciences, Kore University, 94100 Enna, Italy
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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2019, 4(2), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk4020017
Received: 2 March 2019 / Revised: 27 March 2019 / Accepted: 1 April 2019 / Published: 3 April 2019
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 72-h sleep deprivation on normal daily activities (work, family, and sports), and to investigate whether sleep can be chronically reduced without dangerous consequences. Methods: The participant in this study was an adult male (age 41 years; mass 69 kg; height 173 cm). During the 72 h, data were collected every 6 h, involving a baseline (pre-deprivation). We monitored various parameters: Oxidative Stress (D-Rom and Bap test), Psychological Responses (test POMS and Measure of Global Stress), Metabolic expenditure (kJ) using a metabolic holter, EEG records, Cortisol, and Catecholamines level. Results: An interesting result was observed in the post-test phase, when a brief moment of deep sleep and total absence of a very deep sleep occurred, while an almost normal condition occurred in the pre-test sleep. Conclusion: During the 72-h sleep deprivation, no psycho-physiological stress was recorded. The participant has remained within the threshold of well-being. Only a peak was recorded during the 66th hour, but it was within the wellness threshold. View Full-Text
Keywords: sleep deprivation; stress; exercise; daytime fatigue; physical health; cortisol sleep deprivation; stress; exercise; daytime fatigue; physical health; cortisol
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Coco, M.; Buscemi, A.; Guarnera, M.; La Paglia, R.; Perciavalle, V.; Di Corrado, D. Sleep Deprivation and Physiological Responses. A Case Report. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2019, 4, 17.

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