Sleep loss gives rise to intrusive thoughts

Harrington, Marcus O. ORCID: and Cairney, Scott A. (2021) Sleep loss gives rise to intrusive thoughts. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 25 (6). pp. 434-436. ISSN 1364-6613

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We propose a framework in which top-down inhibitory control networks are impaired by sleep deprivation, giving rise to intrusive thoughts and, consequently, emotion dysregulation. This process leads to a vicious cycle of sleeplessness, persistent unwanted thoughts, and heightened anxiety, ultimately increasing the risk of mental illness.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was supported by a Medical Research Council Career Development Award (MR/P020208/1) to S.A.C. We are grateful to three anonymous reviewers for their invaluable comments and suggestions on an earlier version of this paper. No interests are declared. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s)
Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety disorder,emotion regulation,memory control,memory suppression,ptsd,sleep deprivation,neuropsychology and physiological psychology,experimental and cognitive psychology,cognitive neuroscience,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3206
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2023 16:32
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2023 14:33
DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2021.03.001


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