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Does sleep affect alcohol-related attention bias?

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2/09/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Substance Use
Issue number5
Volume25
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)515-518
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date11/03/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

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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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Substance Use on 11/03/2020, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14659891.2020.1736670