A positive sleep effect has been recently observed on prospective memory. In this retrospective study (N = 254, 30.64 ± 13.79 years, 55.10% of females), we investigated the relationship between sleep and prospective memory, comparing the performance of “good” and “bad” sleepers in a naturalistic prospective memory task (to remember to press the event-marker button of actigraphy at wake-up time). The “good” and “bad” sleepers were defined according to following sleep parameters: Sleep Onset Latency (SOL), Total Sleep Time (TST), Wake After Sleep Onset (WASO), Sleep Efficiency (SE), and Number of Awakenings (NA > 5). The results showed that the good sleepers performed the prospective memory task better than the bad sleepers. Specifically, the performance of prospective memory task at wake-up time was influenced by the quantity (TST) and the quality (WASO, SE%, and NA > 5) of the sleep.

Fabbri M., Tonetti L., Martoni M., Natale V. (2014). Sleep and prospective memory. BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM RESEARCH, 45(1), 115-120 [10.1080/09291016.2013.830510].

Sleep and prospective memory

TONETTI, LORENZO;MARTONI, MONICA;NATALE, VINCENZO
2014

Abstract

A positive sleep effect has been recently observed on prospective memory. In this retrospective study (N = 254, 30.64 ± 13.79 years, 55.10% of females), we investigated the relationship between sleep and prospective memory, comparing the performance of “good” and “bad” sleepers in a naturalistic prospective memory task (to remember to press the event-marker button of actigraphy at wake-up time). The “good” and “bad” sleepers were defined according to following sleep parameters: Sleep Onset Latency (SOL), Total Sleep Time (TST), Wake After Sleep Onset (WASO), Sleep Efficiency (SE), and Number of Awakenings (NA > 5). The results showed that the good sleepers performed the prospective memory task better than the bad sleepers. Specifically, the performance of prospective memory task at wake-up time was influenced by the quantity (TST) and the quality (WASO, SE%, and NA > 5) of the sleep.
2014
Fabbri M., Tonetti L., Martoni M., Natale V. (2014). Sleep and prospective memory. BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM RESEARCH, 45(1), 115-120 [10.1080/09291016.2013.830510].
Fabbri M.; Tonetti L.; Martoni M.; Natale V.
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