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2019

Kinesiology

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Daily Melatonin Supplementation Influence On Body Composition And Sleep Quality Over An Eight-Week Experimental Trial, Nathan Oakes Jan 2019

Daily Melatonin Supplementation Influence On Body Composition And Sleep Quality Over An Eight-Week Experimental Trial, Nathan Oakes

Ithaca College Theses

Obesity is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects all genders, ages, races, and socioeconomic levels, and increases the likelihood of developing other physiological or metabolic diseases. Considering its adipogenic inhibitory characteristics, its effect on sleep, and sleep’s effect on physical activity, supplementary melatonin may help combat this metabolic disorder. The purpose of this study was to identify trends in how supplementary melatonin affects sleep quality, physical activity, and body composition. To that end, a 14-week intervention study following an ABA single-subject design was conducted consisting of Ithaca College staff and faculty between ages of 40-59 years, with a BMI ...


The Effects Of A Sleep Extension On Reactive Strength And Decision Making In Agility Tasks, Michael Wenger Jan 2019

The Effects Of A Sleep Extension On Reactive Strength And Decision Making In Agility Tasks, Michael Wenger

Ithaca College Theses

This study examined the effect of extended sleep on reactive strength index (RSI) performance and decision-making skills of agility tasks. Participants (N = 15) volunteered for the study providing informed consent and were varsity student-athletes at Ithaca College. Participants attended five lab sessions over a six-week period with testing occurring at four of the lab sessions. Performance was measured by trials of the reactive strength index-drop jump test (RSI-DJ), a pre-planned change of direction (COD) test, and a reactive agility test (RAT). Participants were familiarized with testing protocols that were followed by a baseline period where habitual sleep patterns were recorded ...