Effect of fasting during Ramadan on sleep architecture, daytime sleepiness and sleep pattern

  title={Effect of fasting during Ramadan on sleep architecture, daytime sleepiness and sleep pattern},
  author={Ahmed S. Bahammam},
  journal={Sleep and Biological Rhythms},
  • A. Bahammam
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Psychology
  • Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Fasting during Ramadan is distinct from regular voluntary or experimental fasting. This project was conducted to objectively assess the effect of Ramadan fasting on sleep architecture, daytime sleepiness and the circadian cycle of melatonin level. Eight healthy volunteers reported to the Sleep Disorders Center on four occasions for polysomnography and multiple sleep latency tests: 1) an initial visit for adaptation; 2) 2 weeks before Ramadan (BL); and 3,4) during the first and third weeks of… 

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