Can an inert sleeping pill affect sleep? Effects on polysomnographic, behavioral and subjective measures

@article{Fratello2005CanAI,
  title={Can an inert sleeping pill affect sleep? Effects on polysomnographic, behavioral and subjective measures},
  author={Fabiana Fratello and Giuseppe Curcio and Michele Ferrara and Cristina Marzano and Alessandro Couyoumdjian and Giovanna Petrillo and Mario Bertini and Luigi De Gennaro},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={181},
  pages={761-770}
}
Since two recent meta-analyses on sleep changes associated with placebo in clinical trials suggested a beneficial effect of placebo treatments, pointing to a dissociation between subjective and objective measures of sleep, the current experiment was directly aimed to assess the effects of an inert compound, administered with the suggestion that it was a hypnotic substance in subjects with mild sleep complaints. The aim of this study was to compare subjective, behavioral, polysomnographic (PSG… CONTINUE READING

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