‘Brain boost’ drugs hamper sleep and memory with little upside
- August 9, 2019
- Sara Mednick, cog sci, in Futurity, Aug. 9, 2019
“Healthy individuals who use psychostimulants for cognitive enhancement may incur
unintended costs to cognitive processes that depend on good sleep,” says lead author
Lauren Whitehurst, a former graduate student in the Sleep and Cognition Lab at University
of California, Irvine,who’s now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California,
San Francisco. “Our research shows that while psychostimulants may mildly curb natural
attentional deterioration across the day, their use also disturbs sleep and post-sleep
For the full story, please visit https://www.futurity.org/psychostimulants-sleep-memory-2128502/.
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