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Does sleep affect alcohol-related attention bias?

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posted on 03.03.2020, 10:03 authored by CE Brown, Thom WilcocksonThom Wilcockson, J Lunn
Background: Poor quality sleep can lead to executive function deficits, including problems with inhibitory control. Similarly, substance use is associated with decreased inhibitory control for substance-related stimuli. Therefore, this study investigated whether sleep quality is associated with attentional bias.

Methods: Participants were 39 university students (18–28 years, 29 females). An eye tracking task was used to measure attentional bias for alcohol-related stimuli. Alcohol usage and sleep quality were measured using self- report questionnaires (AUDIT and PSQI respectively).

Results: An attentional bias related to alcohol usage was observed within the participants. However, there was no association observed with sleep quality.

Conclusion: Therefore, we conclude that sleep quality may not influence attentional biases.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Journal of Substance Use

Volume

25

Issue

5

Pages

515-518

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Substance Use on 11 March 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14659891.2020.1736670.

Acceptance date

23/02/2020

Publication date

2020-03-11

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1465-9891

eISSN

1475-9942

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Thom Wilcockson. Deposit date: 2 March 2020

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