Chronic and high alcohol consumption has a negative impact on sleep and sleep-associated consolidation of declarative memory.

@article{Junghanns2009ChronicAH,
  title={Chronic and high alcohol consumption has a negative impact on sleep and sleep-associated consolidation of declarative memory.},
  author={Klaus Junghanns and Regine Horbach and Dieter Ehrenthal and Sebastian Blank and Jutta Backhaus},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={893-7}
}
BACKGROUND The importance of sleep for memory consolidation has become a major focus of research. While it is known that abstaining alcohol-dependent patients often have sleep disorders and that there is some cognitive impairment during early abstention a possible interaction of disturbed sleep with overnight memory consolidation has not been addressed in a study as yet. METHODS Twenty-four alcohol-dependent patients with a short abstention period (mean 21.9 +/- 7.6 days) were compared with… CONTINUE READING