Published On: Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

Disturbed Sleep Worse For Mood Compared To Not Getting Enough Sleep: Study

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Sleep is an important part of life. It should not be less and also never to be interrupted. A perfect sleeping on regular basis is required for healthy living.

In a new study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine it is found interrupted sleep is worse than not getting enough sleep at night. Rude awakenings in the middle of sleep is said to be not good for health as well as moods.

Details of the study are published in the latest issue of Sleep journal. It writes those who are waken up forcefully gets negative moods compared to those who wake up on their own even if they sleep less.

Disturbed Sleep Worse For Mood Compared To Not Getting Enough Sleep

The researchers studied 62 men and women in three experimental conditions – forced awakenings, going bed late and uninterrupted sleep.

In the first condition it was found the people had low positive mood in the next morning after the first night sleep, but from the second morning they had a 31 percent reduction in positive mood.

In the second condition the researchers found a 12 percent drop in positive mood after the second night. The subjects had shorter periods of deep, slow-wave sleep and it was significantly associated with the reduction in positive mood.

According to psychiatry professor Patrick Finan, people don’t get the opportunity to progress through the sleep stages who gets disrupted sleep throughout the night.

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