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The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that sleep homeostasis, also known as sleep pressure or sleep drive, is different in healthy older and younger individuals.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Amount of sleep and wake
This was an inpatient study of healthy individuals to determine whether homeostatic "sleep drive" effects on sleep change with healthy aging. Sleep, performance, and mood were studied on individuals sleeping different lengths of time and during wake periods of different durations.
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