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Frequent nightmares are associated with blunted cortisol awakening response in women

Overview of attention for article published in Physiology & Behavior, August 2015
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Title
Frequent nightmares are associated with blunted cortisol awakening response in women
Published in
Physiology & Behavior, August 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.05.001
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Tamás Nagy, Gyöngyvér Salavecz, Péter Simor, György Purebl, Róbert Bódizs, Samantha Dockray, Andrew Steptoe

Abstract

Nightmares are relatively common sleep complaints that seem to be associated with affective distress. To date, few attempts have been made to link nightmares to the biological markers of the stress response, and the HPA response in particular. The present study examined the relationship between frequent nightmares and the cortisol awakening response (CAR) in a cross-sectional study of working women (N=188). Analysis revealed that those who reported frequent nightmares (N = 13) showed a blunted CAR on a working day, compared to those who did not report nightmares. This result was independent of psychiatric symptoms, demographic variables, and lifestyle. Our preliminary findings suggest that decreased HPA reactivity might be a trait-like feature of women with frequent nightmares.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 17%
Researcher 4 10%
Professor 4 10%
Lecturer 3 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 12 29%
Unknown 9 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 38%
Neuroscience 6 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Unspecified 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 11 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 November 2018.
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#4,179,546
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Outputs from Physiology & Behavior
#1,315
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#70,901
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Outputs of similar age from Physiology & Behavior
#16
of 47 outputs
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