Sleep extension, enhanced alertness and the sedating effects of ethanol

  title={Sleep extension, enhanced alertness and the sedating effects of ethanol},
  author={Timothy A. Roehrs and Ardith Zwyghuizen-Doorenbos and Victoria Timms and Frank Zorick and Thomas Roth},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
Twelve, healthy young men (mean age 25.6 years) consumed either ethanol (0.75 g/kg producing a peak breath ethanol concentration, BEC, of 0.060% on average) or placebo at 0900-0930 hr after spending 8 hr time-in-bed (TIB) the previous night and once again after 7 or 8 consecutive nights of 10 hr TIB. Latency to sleep onset (on the Multiple Sleep Latency Test, a standard measure of daytime sleepiness/alertness) was tested at 1000, 1200, 1400 and 1600 hr and divided attention performance was… CONTINUE READING

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