The role of pre-sleep arousal in the connection between insomnia and suicide risk.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Insomnia is a risk factor for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The present study examined the role of pre-sleep arousal in this association. Seventy-eight adults (Mage = 24.28, 56% had recent history of suicidal thoughts and behaviors) attended two lab visits over four consecutive days. We tested if generally experienced self-reported pre-sleep arousal explained the association between self-report insomnia symptoms experienced over the past two weeks and past week-suicidal ideation. Results indicated full mediation for pre-sleep cognitive arousal, but not somatic arousal. Pre-sleep cognitive arousal could be a key variable linking insomnia symptoms to suicide risk.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grove, JL; Carlson, SE; Parkhurst, KA; Smith, TW

Published Date

  • 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2523 - 2529

PubMed ID

  • 34403294

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9815160

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1091-7683

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07481187.2021.1964109


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States