Non-prescribed stimulants may improve short-term focus but fail users in the long run, UCI researchers say
- September 10, 2019
- Sara Mednick, cognitive sciences, Daily Pilot, Sept. 10, 2019
But according to a recent study conducted at UC Irvine’s Sleep and Cognition Lab, taking stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin … can impair sleep and the mental functions that rely on it. Study co-author Sara Mednick, a UCI associate professor of cognitive sciences and director of the sleep lab, said she decided to take on the subject … “People are reporting that they take [non-prescribed stimulants] to study and get smarter,” Mednick said.
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