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Self-imposed Sleep Loss, Sleepiness, Effort and Performance.

@inproceedings{EngleFriedman2004SelfimposedSL,
  title={Self-imposed Sleep Loss, Sleepiness, Effort and Performance.},
  author={Mindy Engle-Friedman and Suzanne Riela},
  year={2004}
}
College students often deprive themselves of sleep so they may satisfy their academic, occupational, and social obligations. However, sleep loss causes impairments in reaction time and vigilance as well as increases in sleepiness, fatigue, and negative mood states (1-3). Sleep deprivation of one day, as compared with nonsleep-deprived conditions, also results in preferences for tasks requiring less effort (4). Human attention capacity is finite and tasks are selectively chosen depending on the… 

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