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Cardiovascular Effects of Partial Sleep Deprivation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 30, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 30, 2008
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
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University of Sao Paulo

Brief Summary:

Background: Sleep curtailment is common and is associated with increased mortality due to cardiovascular causes. However, the mechanisms are not completely understood.We hypothesized that partial sleep deprivation caused however significant changes in sympathetic activity and endothelial function in healthy volunteers.

Methods: Thirteen young healthy male volunteers will be monitored during 12 days by sleep diary and wrist actigraphy. The subjects will keep under their usual daily activities and randomized to 5 nights of prolonged sleep (control) or partial sleep deprivation, interposed by 2 nights of unrestricted sleep (wash out). At the end of each period, the subjects will be evaluate by: 1. electrocardiogram and beat-to-beat blood pressure with spectral analysis of heart rate and blood pressure in the supine position and after head up tilt test maneuver; 2. resting plasma norepinephrine; 3. venous endothelial function (dorsal hand vein technique).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sleep Deprivation Behavioral: Partial sleep deprivation Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Cardiovascular Effects of Partial Sleep Deprivation in Healthy Volunteers
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1
Experimental: 2
Partial sleep deprivation
Behavioral: Partial sleep deprivation
Partial sleep deprivation (less than 5 hours, but no less than 3 hours and 30 minutes)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Venous endothelial function

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sympathetic activity
  2. Inflammation

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy young male volunteers from the urban area of Sao Paulo city

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 21 and more than 45 years
  • Body mass index (BMI) >25 kg/m2
  • Smoking
  • Use of chronic medications and any established medical condition including

    • diabetes mellitus
    • hypertension
    • dyslipidemia
    • heart diseases and
    • sleep disordered breathing

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00669513

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Heart Institute (InCor)
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 05403-904
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
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Principal Investigator: Josilene L Dettoni, PhD Heart Institute (InCor)

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00669513    
Other Study ID Numbers: PSP-CV
First Posted: April 30, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 30, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008
Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo:
partial sleep deprivation
endothelial dysfunction
sympathetic activity
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Disorders