Honors Program

Midway Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Michael Ramsey

Thesis Professor Department

Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences

Thesis Reader(s)

Beatrice Owens, Brandi Eveland-Sayers


This literature review observes seven different studies that researched the effects of exercise on some measure of cognitive or psychological performance when sleep deprived. The purpose of this review is to consolidate the results of various exercise protocols on the effects of sleep deprivation to make a general conclusion regarding the effect on cognition. This will give insight into the future of research regarding how exercise may combat performance decrements seen when sleep deprived. There are several inconsistencies among current research concerning exercise and sleep deprivation; a standard needs to be created so the results of these studies can be extended to a larger population.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Withheld

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