The effects of sleep inertia on decision-making performance.

  title={The effects of sleep inertia on decision-making performance.},
  author={Dorothy Bruck and Davide Pisani},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  volume={8 2},
Sleep inertia, the performance impairment that occurs immediately after awakening, has not been studied previously in relation to decision-making performance. Twelve subjects were monitored in the sleep laboratory for one night and twice awoken by a fire alarm (slow wave sleep, SWS and REM sleep). Decision making was measured over 10 3-min trials using the 'Fire Chief' computer task under conditions of baseline. SWS and REM arousal. The most important finding was that sleep inertia reduces… CONTINUE READING

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