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Table 1 The effects of ornithine or placebo on VAS, OSA-MA, and POMS scores the morning after alcohol consumption (experiment 1)

From: A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled crossover trial on the effects of L-ornithine on salivary cortisol and feelings of fatigue of flushers the morning after alcohol consumption

   Placebo Ornithine
VAS Sleepiness 52.1 ± 5.1 38.6 ± 5.6
Awareness 46.5 ± 5.7 32.6 ± 3.5*
Feeling of fatigue 44.2 ± 4.8 30.1 ± 4.3*
Lassitude 48.2 ± 5.4 35.7 ± 5.1*
Sleeping contentment 40.8 ± 6.1 35.0 ± 5.6
Deep sleep 40.0 ± 5.3 32.0 ± 5.3
Falling asleep 34.3 ± 6.5 31.4 ± 6.0
OSA-MA Sleepiness on rising 41.3 ± 2.0 44.0 ± 1.6
Initiation and maintenance of sleep 45.4 ± 3.2 48.8 ± 1.9
Frequent dreaming 48.1 ± 2.5 52.9 ± 2.1
Refreshing 47.0 ± 2.1 49.7 ± 1.3
Sleep length 38.0 ± 2.2 44.0 ± 2.3*
POMS Tension-Anxiety 41.2 ± 2.6 38.4 ± 2.2
Depression-Dejection 44.4 ± 2.4 43.5 ± 2.1
Anger-Hostility 41.6 ± 1.0 39.5 ± 1.5*
Vigor 39.3 ± 2.4 44.9 ± 2.2
Fatigue 46.3 ± 2.9 41.2 ± 1.3
  Confusion 55.0 ± 2.9 47.8 ± 1.5*
  1. *p < 0.05 compared with placebo.