Navigation Links
Sleep Inertia Resembles Intoxication

Dr. Kevin Wright conducted a small research at the sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory in the University of Colorado at Boulder. // He said that mental skills performed immediately after getting up in the morning gives compromised results. He also explains that this is due to the fact that the brain is still not alert and the initial waking moments might resemble as if you have been intoxicated. This is called sleep inertia or grogginess. This is the time taken by the brain to become active after the sleep time.

The study included eight men and one woman and their average age was about 29 years old. They were not suffering from any sleep disorder and were asked to refrain from alcohol, medications, nicotine, recreational drugs, and caffeine for the study period. For a period of three weeks they were asked to get eight hours of sleep at home. For the next week the subjects were asked to spend their nights (eight hours of sleep) in the lab.

In the daytime the subjects were given math problems like simple double-digit additions to solve.

After this the patients were woken up in the morning after eight hours of sleep and given math problems immediately. The math test was given to them within moments of waking. Subjects found it very difficult and their performance was really bad. The performance improved and was close to normalcy only after 20 minutes.

Again the subjects were kept occupied for 26 hours and then were given a math test to solve. The results were much better when compared to the results obtained when the subjects were asked to do math test immediately after they got up from bed.

The researcher say that the brain requires a few minutes before it start to work at the normal pace.

But some people, like doctors, soldiers, and emergency workers, have to be on their feet in a moment’s notice. Hence it was concluded that such people could not afford to have a lazy prefrontal cortex. The math test chall enged short-term memory, counting skills, and speedy thinking. The prefrontal cortex handles all these activities.

The good news is that sleep inertia does not last for more than 3 minutes. But further studies have to be done to prove the delayed effect of sleep inertia. This study helps us to understand about sleep inertia and that our brain needs some time to get started after a long rest.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks
2. Sleep, snoring....stroke
3. Sleeping sickness - a silent killer
4. Deep Sleep Doesnt Increase Memory
5. Sleepwalking has genetic roots
6. Sleepy drivers increase road death toll
7. Sleep apnoea linked to surgical risks
8. Sleep disorders can have anomalistic sexual acts
9. Sleepwalking linked to a gene
10. Sleep Apnea Linked to Bed-Wetting in Kids
11. Race Affects Sleep in Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/29/2016)... Newport Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... affect us. An effective way to confront and deal with these stressors is to ... taste bad to be good for you. Risa Groux, a certified Holistic Nutritionist and ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... more flexibility in repaying their loans, more information about their loan terms and ... total outstanding student loan debt, including federal and private loans, has reached $1.3 ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Spine Team ... pain, is proud to announce one of their physicians has been invited to be ... Physicians (Texas ACOFP) Family Practice Review conference on April 30, 2016. , Dr. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ON (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... and the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the launch of ... gluten-free products, nutritional articles, recipes, and more. The purpose of the GFCP ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... Reltok Nasal Products proudly announces that Boston Medical Products, Inc., a ... throat specialty, has added the KOTLER NASAL AIRWAY™ to its diverse product line. , ... patented safety device secured by nasal surgeons onto the floor of the nasal passages, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... -- Glycotope GmbH, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company ... of Dr. Alfredo Zurlo as Chief Medical ... many years clinical experience and a proven track record ... was at Mologen AG where he was Chief Medical ... Zurlo held various positions at F Hoffmann La Roche ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 ... "Global Plastic Surgery Products Market 2016-2020" report ... ) , The global plastic surgery ... of 9.47% during the period 2016-2020. , ,The growing ... leading to the growth of the market. Lasers are ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016 Treato , ... healthcare, announced today that it has been named a ... Vendor in Life Sciences, 2016, Stephen Davies ... report focuses on life-science- oriented analytics, algorithms and smart ... and doctors, confirm medication ingestion, and analyze unstructured information. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: