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Sleep disorders

Section edited by Ruth Benca

This section covers all areas of sleep disorders. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, Insomnia, stress related disorders, sleep pharmacology and psychosomatic medicine.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Adherence to a DASH- style diet has been reported to be associated with several health-related outcomes. A limited number of reports suggest that diet is an important behavioral determinant of insomnia. The cu...

    Authors: Hosein Rostami, Sayyed Saeid Khayyatzadeh, Hamidreza Tavakoli, Mohammad Bagherniya, Seyed Jamal Mirmousavi, Seyed Kazem Farahmand, Maryam Tayefi, Gordon A. Ferns and Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:234

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Sleep disturbances, including insomnia, are common in adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Treatment of choice for insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-i), but evidence is lacking fo...

    Authors: Susanna Jernelöv, Ylva Larsson, Milagros Llenas, Berkeh Nasri and Viktor Kaldo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:226

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The SWIS sleep training for university students showed promising results regarding subjective and objective sleep parameters. As sleep disorders and impaired sleep quality are closely related to various aspect...

    Authors: Anja Friedrich, Merle Claßen and Angelika A. Schlarb

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:268

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Alongside obesity, insomnia and depression are common public health problems. Sleep problems are currently believed to be associated with excessive food intake and metabolic disturbances. Therefore, we aimed t...

    Authors: Małgorzata Wrzosek, Marcin Wojnar, Ada Sawicka, Marek Tałałaj and Grażyna Nowicka

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:153

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have verified that insomnia is associated with suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and death by suicide. Limited population-based cohort studies have been conducted to examine the association...

    Authors: Han-Ting Lin, Chi-Huang Lai, Huey-Jen Perng, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Chung-Ching Wang, Wei-Liang Chen and Wu-Chien Chien

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:117

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Restoring sleep is associated with a broad variety of favorable cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral benefits during the day. This holds particularly true for adolescents, as maturational, social, cogni...

    Authors: Azita Chehri, Habibolah Khazaie, Soudabeh Eskandari, Sepideh Khazaie, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand and Markus Gerber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:408

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Tricyclic antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been reported to induce the symptoms of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) or to exacerbate REM sleep without aton...

    Authors: Lu Tan, Junying Zhou, Linghui Yang, Rong Ren, Ye Zhang, Taomei Li and Xiangdong Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:372

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Our aim is to verify empirically the existence of a major depressed subgroup with a similar polysomnographic pattern as primary insomnia, including at rapid eye movement sleep level.

    Authors: Matthieu Hein, Jean-Pol Lanquart, Gwénolé Loas, Philippe Hubain and Paul Linkowski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:273

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Past research on the association between insomnia and suicidal ideation (SI) has produced mixed findings. The current study explored the relationship between insomnia, SI, and past-year mental health status am...

    Authors: J. D. Richardson, A. Thompson, L. King, B. Corbett, P. Shnaider, K. St. Cyr, C. Nelson, J. Sareen, J. Elhai and M. Zamorski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:211

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Insomnia symptoms are associated with type 2 diabetes incidence but are also associated with a range of potential time-varying covariates which may confound and/or mediate associations. We aimed to assess whet...

    Authors: Michael J Green, Colin A Espie, Frank Popham, Tony Robertson and Michaela Benzeval

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:94

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Sleep problems in childhood have been found to be associated with memory and learning impairments, irritability, difficulties in mood modulation, attention and behavioral problems, hyperactivity and impulsivit...

    Authors: Ina S. Santos, Diego G. Bassani, Alicia Matijasevich, Camila S. Halal, Bianca Del-Ponte, Suélen Henriques da Cruz, Luciana Anselmi, Elaine Albernaz, Michelle Fernandes, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Mariangela F. Silveira and Pedro C. Hallal

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:307

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Sleep disturbance and poor sleep quality are major health problems worldwide. One potential risk factor for the development and maintenance of sleep disturbance is the parenting style experienced during childh...

    Authors: Mao Shibata, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Kozo Anno, Hiroshi Kawata, Rie Iwaki, Ryoko Sawamoto, Chiharu Kubo, Yutaka Kiyohara, Nobuyuki Sudo and Masako Hosoi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:215

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There are several case reports of patients with narcolepsy and schizophrenia, but a systematic examination of the association of both disorders has not been done. The aim of this work is to assess the frequenc...

    Authors: Gemma Sansa, Alba Gavaldà, Carles Gaig, José Monreal, Guadalupe Ercilla, Roser Casamitjana, Gisela Ribera, Alex Iranzo and Joan Santamaria

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:177

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A variety of objective and subjective methods exist to assess insomnia. The Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) was developed to provide a brief self-report instrument useful to assess people’s perception of sleep c...

    Authors: Markus Gerber, Christin Lang, Sakari Lemola, Flora Colledge, Nadeem Kalak, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Uwe Pühse and Serge Brand

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:174

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-15) in a tertiary hospital.

    Authors: Lan Zhang, Kurt Fritzsche, Yang Liu, Jian Wang, Mingjin Huang, Yu Wang, Liang Chen, Shanxia Luo, Jianying Yu, Zaiquan Dong, Liling Mo and Rainer Leonhart

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:89

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Insomnia is a highly prevalent disorder causing clinically significant distress and impairment. Furthermore, insomnia is associated with high societal and individual costs. Although cognitive behavioural treat...

    Authors: Tanja van der Zweerde, Jaap Lancee, Pauline Slottje, Judith Bosmans, Eus Van Someren, Charles Reynolds III, Pim Cuijpers and Annemieke van Straten

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:85

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Anchoring vignettes are brief texts describing a hypothetical character who illustrates a certain fixed level of a trait under evaluation. This research uses vignettes to elucidate factors associated with slee...

    Authors: Md. Ismail Tareque, Nayu Ikeda, Atsushi Koshio and Toshihiko Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:25

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Illicit drug use/dependence has been recognized as a major problem. Clinical studies demonstrate that poor sleep quality is associated with increased frequency of drug use and relapse. However, few studies hav...

    Authors: Jinsong Tang, Yanhui Liao, Haoyu He, Qijian Deng, Guanbai Zhang, Chang Qi, Hangtao Cui, Bin Jiao, Mei Yang, Zhijuan Feng, Xiaogang Chen, Wei Hao and Tieqiao Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2015 15:28

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  19. Content type: Research article

    While the association between affective disorders and sleep and circadian disturbance is well established, little is known about the neurobiology underpinning these relationships. In this study, we sought to d...

    Authors: Sharon L Naismith, Jim Lagopoulos, Daniel F Hermens, Django White, Shantel L Duffy, Rebecca Robillard, Elizabeth M Scott and Ian B Hickie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:345

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Sleep complaints are highly prevalent in adolescents suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD). The aims of this study were to describe the longitudinal course of sleep complaints, and to assess the assoc...

    Authors: Anna S Urrila, Linnea Karlsson, Olli Kiviruusu, Maiju Pankakoski, Mirjami Pelkonen, Thea Strandholm and Mauri Marttunen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:283

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  21. Content type: Research article

    We investigated circadian changes and effects on mood, sleep-related hormones and cognitive performance when nurses worked consecutive night shifts in a rapidly rotating shift system. Daytime cognitive functio...

    Authors: Yu-San Chang, Hsiang-Lan Chen, Yu-Hsuan Wu, Chung-Yao Hsu, Ching-Kuan Liu and Chin Hsu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:218

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Nocturnal awakening is the most frequent insomnia complaint in the general population. In contrast to a growing knowledge based on adults, little is known about its prevalence, correlated factors, and associat...

    Authors: Liwen Li, Jiwei Ren, Lei Shi, Xinming Jin, Chonghuai Yan, Fan Jiang, Xiaoming Shen and Shenghui Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:204

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Sleep disturbance and depression are commonly encountered in primary care. In sickle cell disease, depression is associated with pain, poor treatment compliance, and lower quality of life. The prevalence of sl...

    Authors: Gwenyth R Wallen, Caterina P Minniti, Michael Krumlauf, Ellen Eckes, Darlene Allen, Anna Oguhebe, Cassie Seamon, Deepika S Darbari, Mariana Hildesheim, Li Yang, Jeffrey D Schulden, Gregory J Kato and James G Taylor VI

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:207

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Disturbance in sleep quality is a symptom of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Bipolar Disorder (BD) and thus improving quality of sleep is an important aspect of successful treatment. Here, a prospective, d...

    Authors: Lauren K Lazowski, Ben Townsend, Emily R Hawken, Ruzica Jokic, Regina du Toit and Roumen Milev

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:202

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Sleep is disrupted in depressed subjects, but it also deteriorates with age and possibly with the transition to menopause. The nature of interaction between mood, sleep, age and reproductive state is not well-...

    Authors: Elena Toffol, Nea Kalleinen, Anna Sofia Urrila, Sari-Leena Himanen, Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen, Timo Partonen and Päivi Polo-Kantola

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:177

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric distress and insomnia symptoms exhibit similar patterning by gender and socioeconomic position. Prospective evidence indicates a bi-directional relationship between psychiatric distress and insomni...

    Authors: Michael J Green, Colin A Espie and Michael Benzeval

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:152

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Sleep is an important physiological process for humans. University students in most resource limited countries often report poor sleep quality due to changing social opportunities and increasing academic deman...

    Authors: Seblewngel Lemma, Bizu Gelaye, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku and Michelle A Williams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:237

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Prior studies have suggested that the darkness of winter impacts the level of mental distress and sleeping problems. Our study investigated whether people living in the sub-arctic had more sleeping problems or...

    Authors: May Trude Johnsen, Rolf Wynn and Trond Bratlid

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:225

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  29. Content type: Research article

    In clinical practice, sleep disturbance is often regarded as an epiphenomenon of the primary mental disorder. The aim of this study was to test if sleep disturbance, independently of primary mental disorders, ...

    Authors: Håvard Kallestad, Bjarne Hansen, Knut Langsrud, Torleif Ruud, Gunnar Morken, Tore C Stiles and Rolf W Gråwe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:179

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The aims of the study was to assess the prevalence of diagnosed insomnia and the agreement between patient- and clinician-reported sleep disturbance and use of prescribed hypnotic medication in patients in tre...

    Authors: Håvard Kallestad, Bjarne Hansen, Knut Langsrud, Torleif Ruud, Gunnar Morken, Tore C Stiles and Rolf W Gråwe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:186

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