A study of sleep’s emotion regulatory function in good sleepers versus insomniacs

Takeaway

  • In people who sleep well, sleep assists the depotentiation of negative, self-conscious emotions while individuals with insomnia lack sleep-associated depotentiation.

Why this matters ?

  • These novel observations provide a basis for future research and clinically-relevant insights about emotion processing in insomnia that could help improve treatment of insomnia disorder. 

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