Arousal, sleep and stress

Ray W. Winters

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Disturbances of sleep and arousal are common among individuals experiencing stressful life events. As Dement (1974) has said, “It is virtually axiomatic that a disturbance of mind will manifest itself in the sleeping state as well as in the waking state” (p. 86). The most profound disturbances of diurnal sleep/arousal patterns known to medical science occur among those whose lives are chronically stressful, like the psychotically depressed patient. Sleep and arousal patterns are sensitive barometers of one’s ability to cope with the vagaries of life. Therefore, understanding the relationships the”Se patterns bear to various psychological and behavioral control systems is essential to the advancement of our understanding of stress itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStress and Coping
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781134927500
ISBN (Print)0898595649
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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