Acute And Chronic Effects Of Alcohol On Sleep And Sleep Related Brain Functioning In Adolescents

Grant number: 1012195 | Funding period: 2011 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Excessive alcohol consumption is associated with increased risk of physical injury and risky sexual behaviour, particularly in adolescence and young adulthood. Little is known about alcohols impact on brain activity during sleep in this age group. This project investigates whether brain synchronisation during sleep is an early marker of alcohol related brain damage in late adolescence and if acute intoxication disrupts sleep related memory processes during this critical developmental period