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Sleep Impairment in Ecstasy/Polydrug and Cannabis-Only Users

Fisk, JE and Montgomery, C (2009) Sleep Impairment in Ecstasy/Polydrug and Cannabis-Only Users. AMERICAN JOURNAL ON ADDICTIONS, 18 (5). pp. 430-437. ISSN 1055-0496

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The present study investigated aspects of sleep quality in ecstasy and cannabis users. Two-hundred and twenty seven participants (117 ecstasy/polydrug users, 53 cannabis users and 57 drug naive participants) took part. The participants completed measures of daytime sleepiness, and indicators of sleep quality. The results demonstrated that ecstasy/polydrug users viewed themselves as being more evening types and having poorer sleep quality than cannabis users and drug naive participants. They were also more likely to have missed a night's sleep. The reported differences in sleep type may reflect ecstasy-related serotonergic dysfunction resulting in problems with shifting circadian rhythms.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Fisk, J. E. and Montgomery, C. (2009), Sleep Impairment in Ecstasy/Polydrug and Cannabis-Only Users. The American Journal on Addictions, 18: 430–437, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10550490903077762. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Natural Sciences & Psychology (closed 31 Aug 19)
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 14:23
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/10550490903077762
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1099
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