Sleep deprivation, physical fatigue, and the perception of exercise intensity.

  • Wayne Myles
  • Published 1985 in Medicine and science in sports and exercise
This paper presents the results of three experiments to determine the effect of sleep deprivation and physical fatigue on ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) for exercise of short (30 s) and long (15-50 min) duration. In the first, 12 male subjects walked on a treadmill, 50 min every 3 h, at 28% of their VO2max for 60 h without sleep. The RPE, recorded at… (More)