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Stress, mental ill-health and functional somatic syndromes in incident and chronic sleep disturbance in a general adult population 2023 Enkvist et al

Discussion in 'Other psychosomatic news and research' started by Andy, Mar 18, 2023.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

    Hampshire, UK
    Sleep disturbance may constitute health problems for the afflicted individual, but documentation of its chronicity is sparse. The objective was to investigate the extent to which incident and chronic sleep disturbance are associated with stress, mental ill-health and functional somatic syndromes.

    This was a prospective, longitudinal study with 3-year interval between two assessments (T1 and T2), with a population-based sample forming groups with incident sleep disturbance (disturbance only at T2; n = 303), chronic sleep disturbance (disturbance at T1 and T2; n = 343) and without sleep disturbance (neither at T1 nor T2; n = 1421). Questionnaire data were used at T2 of physician-based diagnosis of anxiety disorder, depression, exhaustion syndrome, and functional somatic syndrome as well as of degree of stress, burnout, anxiety and depression.

    Significant associations were found between chronic sleep disturbance and all four diagnoses (odds ratios = 1.74–2.19), whereas incident sleep disturbance was associated only with exhaustion syndrome and depression (odds ratios = 2.18–2.37). Degree of stress, burnout, anxiety and depression increased significantly from the referents to incident and chronic sleep disturbance, in that order (eta2 = 0.083–0.166), except for the two latter groups not differing in depression.

    The findings imply that healthcare professionals should be observant regarding various conditions of, apart from stress, mental ill-health and functional somatic syndromes in patients who present themselves with sleep disturbance, and in particular chronic disturbance.

    Open access, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21642850.2023.2184372
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