Individuals who sleep less than the recommended 8 hours per night are more likely to have negative repetitive thoughts, similar to those seen in depression and anxiety, according to research published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.
“Repetitive negative thinking is often associated with disruptions in sleep and circadian rhythms,” Jacob A. Nota, PhD, and Meredith E. Coles, PhD, both from the department of psychology at Binghamton University, New York, wrote. “Disruptions in sleep and circadian rhythms may deal a ‘second hit’ to attentional control deficits.”
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