Heritability of performance deficit accumulation during acute sleep deprivation in twins.

@article{Kuna2012HeritabilityOP,
  title={Heritability of performance deficit accumulation during acute sleep deprivation in twins.},
  author={Samuel T. Kuna and Greg Maislin and Frances M Pack and Bethany A Staley and Robert Hachadoorian and Emil F. Coccaro and Allan I. Pack},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={1223-33}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine if the large and highly reproducible interindividual differences in rates of performance deficit accumulation during sleep deprivation, as determined by the number of lapses on a sustained reaction time test, the Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT), arise from a heritable trait. DESIGN Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING Academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS There were 59 monozygotic (mean age 29.2 ± 6.8 [SD] yr; 15 male and 44 female pairs) and 41… CONTINUE READING

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