The sleep of abstinent pure primary alcoholic patients: natural course and relationship to relapse.

@article{Drummond1998TheSO,
  title={The sleep of abstinent pure primary alcoholic patients: natural course and relationship to relapse.},
  author={Sean P A Drummond and J. Christian Gillin and Tom L Smith and Anna Demodena},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1998},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={1796-802}
}
Sleep in male pure primary alcoholic inpatients was examined at a mean of 16 days (n = 29), 19 weeks (n = 29), 14 months (n = 9), and 27 months (n = 4) of abstinence. Results were as follows: (1) the sleep of abstinent alcoholic patients is short, fragmented, and shallow early in abstinence; (2) a patient's sleep improves slowly over at least the first year of abstinence; however, (3) some facets of a patient's sleep remain abnormal even after 27 months of abstinence; (4) insomnia and sleep… CONTINUE READING
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