Clin J Sport Med. 2000 Apr;10(2):123-8. Comparative effects of zopiclone and loprazolam on psychomotor and physical performance in active individuals.
The effects of these agents on exercise tolerance have not been extensively researched. Sedative hypnotics are used by athletes to alleviate precompetition anxiety and insomnia.
Investigate the extent of the effects of sedative hypnotics on exercise performances, enabling team physicians to prescribe such drugs to the athlete more effectively.
A greater number of subjects felt alert after ingestion of P (9/11 subjects) and Z (9/11 subjects) compared with L (4/11 subjects; p < 0.01).