The Effect of Sleep Distraction by Ground Travel in different longitude and Latitude on serum Cortisol and Testosterone and behavior manner in youth soccer Players

Document Type : Original Article


Department of sport physiology, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari Iran



The goal of research is determining the effect of sleep distraction due to ground travel on serum Cortisol and Testosterone and behavior manner of youth soccer Players. In this regard 15 youth soccer players with age average 18.1± 40.24 and height 167.6±66.22 cm and weight 66.7±26.28 kg  after two days travel during three weeks in different Iran longitude and latitude and then created distraction in sleep due to Gorgan to Tehran travel and from Gorgan to Khorramabad at night were comparison in Gorgan. Results of variance analysis with repated measuring in soccer players shown significant decrease of Testosterone from Gorgan to Tehran (P=0.000) but increase from Gorgan to Khoramabad. From other hand, distraction in ground travel sleep caused for significant increase of Cortisol in tested persons after travel from Gorgan to Tehran(P=0.003) but we have no significant increase in Cortisol after Gorgan to Khoramabad travel (P=1.000) and T/C relation show with significant decrease from Gorgan to Terhan (P=0.000), but without significant increase of T/C of soccer players from Gorgan to Khoramabad(P=0.805). Total grades of manner and behavior between Gorgan and Tehran as are not significant due to statistic (P=1, have significant increase and have distraction between players after travel from Tehran to Khoramabad(P=0.031). Results shown that ground travel and its distracted disorder may cause to Endocrine system and have considerable effect on manner and behavior response as a function of duration of travel.


Volume 04, Issue 03
September 2020
Pages 98-102
  • Receive Date: 27 May 2020
  • Revise Date: 18 June 2020
  • Accept Date: 10 July 2020
  • First Publish Date: 01 September 2020