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New perspectives on sleep disturbances and memory in human pathological and psychopharmacological states

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Margaret Piggott, Emeritus Professor Elaine Perry



Matthew Walker's article has prompted us to consider neuropsychiatric disorders and pharmacological effects associated with sleep alterations, and aspects of memory affected. Not all disorders involving insomnia show memory impairment, and hypersomnias can be associated with memory deficits. The use of cholinergic medication in dementia indicates that consideration of the link between sleep and memory is more than academic.

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Author(s): Piggott MA, Perry EK

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Year: 2005

Volume: 28

Issue: 1

Pages: 78-+

ISSN (print): 0140-525X

ISSN (electronic): 1469-1825

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X0536002X