Increased Impulsivity in Response to Food Cues after Sleep Loss in Healthy Young Men
2014 (English)In: Obesity, ISSN 1930-7381, E-ISSN 1930-739X, Vol. 22, no 8, 1786-1791 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
ObjectiveTo investigate whether acute total sleep deprivation (TSD) leads to decreased cognitive control when food cues are presented during a task requiring active attention, by assessing the ability to cognitively inhibit prepotent responses. MethodsFourteen males participated in the study on two separate occasions in a randomized, crossover within-subject design: one night of TSD versus normal sleep (8.5 hours). Following each nighttime intervention, hunger ratings and morning fasting plasma glucose concentrations were assessed before performing a go/no-go task. ResultsFollowing TSD, participants made significantly more commission errors when they were presented no-go food words in the go/no-go task, as compared with their performance following sleep (+56%; P<0.05). In contrast, response time and omission errors to go non-food words did not differ between the conditions. Self-reported hunger after TSD was increased without changes in fasting plasma glucose. The increase in hunger did not correlate with the TSD-induced commission errors. ConclusionsOur results suggest that TSD impairs cognitive control also in response to food stimuli in healthy young men. Whether such loss of inhibition or impulsiveness is food cue-specific as seen in obesitythus providing a mechanism through which sleep disturbances may promote obesity developmentwarrants further investigation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 22, no 8, 1786-1791 p.
acute total sleep deprivation, cognitive control, food intake, impulsive, inhibition, selective attention, shift work
Nutrition and Dietetics Endocrinology and Diabetes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231212DOI: 10.1002/oby.20786ISI: 000340295500005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-231212DiVA: diva2:745108
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