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The effect of sleep loss on the response to acute psychosocial stress in young and elderly
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9873-2506
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Biological psychology.
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Sleep Research, ISSN 0962-1105, E-ISSN 1365-2869, Vol. 25(S1), p. 48-48, article id 245Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Both sleep loss and social stress are risk factors for health and performance ability. It is assumed that sleep and stress are bidirectional linked, but most of the previous research has focused on studying sleep problems as consequence of stress. We believe that it is important to improve our understanding of the reverse connection, which is less studied. This presentation will cover recent experimental human studies that have investigated how sleep loss affects stress responses and whether it makes individuals more vulnerable to psychosocial stress. A study by Minkel et al. (Health Psychology, 2014) reported that the cortisol response to an acute stress situation was increased after sleep deprivation compared with a control condition indicating a more pronounced activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis. I will also present recently collected data from young (18–30 years) and older (60–72 years) subjects that participated in four conditions (between subject design):

(i) normal night sleep.

(ii) normal night sleep & acute stress (Trier Social Stress Test).

(iii) total sleep deprivation.

(iv) total sleep deprivation & acute stress.

The presentation thus provides state of the art knowledge of the link between sleep loss and vulnerability to stress.

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2016. Vol. 25(S1), p. 48-48, article id 245
Keywords [en]
sleep loss, psychosocial stress, young, elderly
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-138124OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-138124DiVA, id: diva2:1065680
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23rd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, 13–16 September, Bologna, Italy, 2016.
Note

The authors work is supported by a grant from the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (P13-0649:1).

Available from: 2017-01-16 Created: 2017-01-16 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved

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