Genetic and environmental relations between insomnia and intrusive thinking

October 24, 2015

Authors of the study said that the findings of shared environmental influences on intrusive thinking, sleep reactivity to stress and insomnia confirm previous research showing that it may be beneficial for people with higher reactivity to stress and or ruminators to try to modify their environments to minimize their stress levels. Individuals with ruminative tendencies should attempt to discover the particular stressful environmental influences that trigger thoughts that can interfere with their sleep.

More information about insomnia can be found at: aasmnet/Resources/FactSheets/Insomnia.pdf

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Abstract Title: Genetic and Environmental Relations between Insomnia and Intrusive Thinking: The Contribution of Sleep Reactivity to Stress Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 9 Category: Sleep Disorders - Insomnia Abstract ID: 0781