Sleep and the cholinergic rapid eye movement sleep induction test in patients with primary alcohol dependence.

@article{Gann2001SleepAT,
  title={Sleep and the cholinergic rapid eye movement sleep induction test in patients with primary alcohol dependence.},
  author={Horst Gann and Bernd Feige and Fritz Hohagen and Dietrich van Calker and Donna M. Geiss and R Karl Dieter},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={383-90}
}
BACKGROUND The present study investigated polysomnographically assessed sleep parameters in alcohol-dependent patients after withdrawal and in healthy control subjects during baseline and after a cholinergic stimulation paradigm. The aim of the study was to test whether sleep parameters, especially rapid eye movement (REM) sleep variables, may serve as predictors for relapse in alcohol-dependent patients. METHODS Forty patients diagnosed with alcohol dependence were admitted to a specialized… CONTINUE READING