Ethanol as a Hypnotic in Insomniacs: Self Administration and Effects on Sleep and Mood

@article{Roehrs1999EthanolAA,
  title={Ethanol as a Hypnotic in Insomniacs: Self Administration and Effects on Sleep and Mood},
  author={Timothy A. Roehrs and Kate Papineau and L P M Rosenthal and Thomas Roth},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={1999},
  volume={20},
  pages={279-286}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of low ethanol doses on sleep and mood and to assess its reinforcing effects used as a hypnotic. Twenty healthy adults, aged 21–45 yrs, all moderate social drinkers, were studied: eleven subjects had insomnia and nine were normal sleepers, as documented by clinical polysomnography. On two sampling nights each, ethanol (0.5 g/kg) or placebo was administered before sleep in color-coded cups presented in three doses (0.2, 0.2, and 0.1 g/kg… CONTINUE READING