|The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sleep
deprivation induced anxiety on anaerobic performance. Thirteen volunteer
male physical education students completed the Turkish version of
State Anxiety Inventory and performed Wingate anaerobic test for three
times: (1) following a full-night of habitual sleep (baseline measurements),
(2) following 30 hours of sleep deprivation, and (3) following partial-night
sleep deprivation. Baseline measurements were performed the day before
total sleep deprivation. Measurements following partial sleep deprivation
were made 2 weeks later than total sleep deprivation measurements.
State anxiety was measured prior to each Wingate test. The mean state
anxiety following total sleep deprivation was higher than the baseline
measurement (44.9 ± 12.9 vs. 27.6 ± 4.2, respectively, p = 0.02) whereas
anaerobic performance parameters remained unchanged. Neither anaerobic
parameters nor state anxiety levels were affected by one night partial
sleep deprivation. Our results suggest that 30 hours continuous wakefulness
may increase anxiety level without impairing anaerobic performance,
whereas one night of partial sleep deprivation was ineffective on
both state anxiety and anaerobic performance.
disorders, mood, insufficient sleep, muscle fatique.