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PsyPost - Researchers identify brain changes involved in alcohol-related sleep disturbances


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BY BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

A review article published online in Behavioral Brain Research provides novel insight into changes that happen in the brain as a result of chronic alcohol exposure that can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle.

Clinical assessments and research indicate that individuals with alcohol use disorders frequently suffer from severely disrupted sleep. This can occur when people are actively drinking, when they are going through withdrawal or when they are abstaining.