Journal article

Effect of sleep and circadian cycle on sleep period energy expenditure.

G Fraser, J Trinder, IM Colrain, I Montgomery

J Appl Physiol (1985) | Published : 1989


Energy expenditure is lower during sleep than relaxed wakefulness. However, there is disagreement as to the particular metabolic changes that produce the difference. The present study assessed the contribution of sleep, circadian cycle, and the specific dynamic action effect of the evening meal to the sleep period fall in metabolic rate. Five subjects were tested for a total of nine nights under three conditions in a repeated-measures design. Subjects were confined to bed throughout their usual sleep period but were instructed to go to sleep 0, 3, or 6 h after their usual time for lights out. O2 consumption was measured in all conditions for the 0.5 h before and after each of the times for l..

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