Gambling when sleep deprived: don't bet on stimulants.

  title={Gambling when sleep deprived: don't bet on stimulants.},
  author={William D. S. Killgore and Nancy L Grugle and Thomas J. Balkin},
  journal={Chronobiology international},
  volume={29 1},
Recent evidence suggests that sleep deprivation leads to suboptimal decision-making on the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT), a pattern that appears to be unaffected by moderate doses of caffeine. It is not known whether impaired decision-making could be reversed by higher doses of caffeine or by other stimulant countermeasures, such as dextroamphetamine or modafinil. Fifty-four diurnally active healthy subjects completed alternate versions of the IGT at rested baseline, at 23 and 46 h awake, and… CONTINUE READING
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