The effect of expectancy on objective and subjective measures of daytime sleepiness

D. Leader, Wayne Dancer, Rebecca Jenks, Nigel Wilson

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    Abstract

    The expectation of receiving a substance that participants expect will improve their sleep has been shown to effect various measures of sleep behaviour. However, most previous research has compared placebo against an active pharmaceutical agent. The present study aimed to establish if expectancy alone was sufficient to influence sleep behaviour and subsequent daytime sleepiness. Pupillometry was used to measure daytime sleepiness (using the Pupillographic Sleepiness Test: PST). The Stanford Sleepiness Scale was used as the subjective measure of sleepiness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventBritish Psychological Society Psychobiology Annual Conference - Low Wood Hotel, Windemere, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Sep 20144 Sep 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceBritish Psychological Society Psychobiology Annual Conference
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityWindemere
    Period3/09/144/09/14

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    Leader, D., Dancer, W., Jenks, R., & Wilson, N. (2014). The effect of expectancy on objective and subjective measures of daytime sleepiness. Poster session presented at British Psychological Society Psychobiology Annual Conference, Windemere, United Kingdom.