Category: sleep

  • CAN SLEEP DISTURBANCE WORSEN THE COURSE OF PTSD?

    CAN SLEEP DISTURBANCE WORSEN THE COURSE OF PTSD?

    Research indicates among all the anxiety disorders, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has the highest comorbidity rate with insomnia (i.e., they occur together). Studies with post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), on the other hand, reveal a different pattern. SLEEP DISTURBANCES AND PTSD Notably, there is growing evidence that sleep difficulties may contribute to the development of…

  • PATTERNS OF SLEEP DISTURBANCES  ACROSS ANXIETY DISORDES

    PATTERNS OF SLEEP DISTURBANCES ACROSS ANXIETY DISORDES

    Sleep and anxiety are intimately connected, so much so that sometimes we cannot tell which one comes first. In recent studies, findings indicate that in 43.5% cases of insomnia, anxiety symptoms preceded chronic insomnia. By contrast, the percentage of chronic insomnia and anxiety disorders occurring simultaneously was not too far behind at 38.6%, which implies…

  • GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD) DISRUPTS SLEEP CONTINUITY

    GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD) DISRUPTS SLEEP CONTINUITY

    Research findings have documented patterns of decreased sleep efficiency, disrupted sleep continuity, and overall lightening of sleep in generalized anxiety disorders (GAD); however, the presence of comorbidity, especially with mood disorders, is believed to confound the results. As a solution to this conundrum, the current study investigates sleep architecture in a group of otherwise healthy…