Major

Neuroscience

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

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Open Access

Abstract

College is a critical transition period in the lives of young adults with more scheduling freedoms, including naps. While sleep is universally critical for proper functioning, each person’s chronotype varies depending on when they best engage in activities and sleep. Inhibition, our ability to focus on relevant stimuli, also has underlying implications on our ability to perform tasks. In a sample of 738 college-aged students, we sought to better understand the relations between these variables which have practical implications suggesting that napping affects students’ inhibition and health differently based on their chronotype.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Amy Bohnert, Associate Professor, Clinical & Developmental Psychology; Hannah Hagy, Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology

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The Interaction between Chronotype and Napping on Inhibition in College Students

College is a critical transition period in the lives of young adults with more scheduling freedoms, including naps. While sleep is universally critical for proper functioning, each person’s chronotype varies depending on when they best engage in activities and sleep. Inhibition, our ability to focus on relevant stimuli, also has underlying implications on our ability to perform tasks. In a sample of 738 college-aged students, we sought to better understand the relations between these variables which have practical implications suggesting that napping affects students’ inhibition and health differently based on their chronotype.