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Columbia, South Carolina 29201


This project investigated how glucose metabolism differs due to sleep deprivation for three consecutive nights as compared to sufficient sleep for three nights by examining concentrations of glucose, insulin, and other factors involved in glucose metabolism.

Study summary:

16 participants were enrolled in the study (8 females, 8 males) aged 18-25 years. In order for the participants to qualify for the study, each had to wear a pedometer for a week before the study began to determine eligibility. Each participant came to the lab for an oral glucose tolerance test on a morning, following three nights when they were sleep deprived, and on another morning when they had three nights' sufficient sleep. The sequence of the oral glucose tolerance tests were randomly assigned. The sleep duration for participants was monitored by the readings of the sleep monitors that each participant wore. The oral glucose tolerance tests were performed after an overnight fast. A 20-gauge polyethylene catheter was placed in the antecubital vein for blood sampling. Blood samples were drawn once (0 min) before and 4 times (30, 60, 90, and 120 min) after a 75g glucose drink was consumed for the determination of plasma glucose, insulin, and concentrations of other factors. Each participant was told to continue their regular routine during the study period, including diet, caffeine usage, and exercise.


Inclusion Criteria: - healthy college-aged males and females - being minimally active Exclusion Criteria: - average more than 15,000 steps a day - major health issues such as heart disease, diabetes - taking medication to help with sleep or using a sleeping device - any type of sleep problem such as sleep apnea



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Xuewen Wang, PhD
University of South Carolina

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Columbia, South Carolina 29201
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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