publication . Other literature type . Article . 2001

Sleep during Ramadan intermittent fasting

Rachida Roky; Florian Chapotot; Farid Hakkou; Majda Taoudi Benchekroun; Alain Buguet;
  • Published: 13 Dec 2001
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
During the month of Ramadan intermittent fasting, Muslims eat exclusively between sunset and sunrise, which may affect nocturnal sleep. The effects of Ramadan on sleep and rectal temperature (Tre) were examined in eight healthy young male subjects who reported at the laboratory on four occasions: (i) baseline 15 days before Ramadan (BL); (ii) on the eleventh day of Ramadan (beginning of Ramadan, BR); (iii) on the twenty-fifth day of Ramadan (end of Ramadan, ER); and (iv) 2 weeks after Ramadan (AR). Although each session was preceded by an adaptation night, data from the first night were discarded. Polysomnography was taken on ambulatory 8-channel Oxford Medilog ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Intermittent fasting, Nocturnal, Non-rapid eye movement sleep, Anesthesia, Sleep Stages, Medicine, business.industry, business, Ambulatory, Polysomnography, medicine.diagnostic_test, Circadian rhythm, Slow-wave sleep
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