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SLEEP DISTURBANCE IN RELATION TO ALCOHOL MISUSE

Vol XIV, No. 1, 2014 Comments (0)

Bogdan I. Voinescu1,2* & Remus ORASAN2
1Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2Department of Physiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Abstract
Our study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and severity of sleep disturbance in a population that included people suffering from alcohol use disorder. A questionnaire that assessed alcohol misuse, sleep quality, insomnia severity, levels of fatigue, sleepiness and depression, as well as circadian typology, was filled in by two hundred and twenty one participants (55.7% women, aged 39.7±15.9). Clinical relevant sleep disturbance and alcohol misuse risk was reported by 21% of the participants, and 14.9% respectively. After matching for age and gender, sleep disturbance was three times more frequent amongst alcoholics (35.7%) and sleep loss consequences (fatigue, sleepiness, depression) were more severe amongst them.

 

Keywords: insomnia, alcoholism, sleep.

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