Appetitive and replacement naps: EEG and behavior

Science. 1977 Aug 12;197(4304):687-9. doi: 10.1126/science.17922.


Consistent subjective, behavioral, and electroencephalographic sleep-stage differences were found between afternoon naps of 11 habitual appetitive nappers (who nap lightly for psychological reasons apparently unrelated to reported sleep needs) and 10 replacement nappers (who apparently nap regularly in response to temporary sleep deficits). Both types of naps were compared with naps of 12 confirmed non-nappers.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Behavior / physiology*
  • Electroencephalography*
  • Electrooculography
  • Humans
  • Mental Fatigue / physiopathology
  • Sleep / physiology*
  • Sleep Stages