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Sleep Perception and Mood in Insomnic Patients

Theodoros Mazarakis, Nai-Yen Wang

Objectives: In this study the authors intended to investigate the relation be-tween mood, objective sleep measurement, and subjective sleep perception; in a sample of patients diagnosed with DSM-IV insomnia we recruited in the Menno-nite Christian Hospital in Hualien. Methods: Sleep logs and questionnaires were used to measure subjective sleep perception for one week. Objective sleep mea-sures were also obtained using actigraphy for the concurrent period. Mood was assessed using self-report instruments. Results: Baron and Kenny’s model was used to calculate the strength of the relation of variables and explore potential me-diators. The results indicated that the association between mood and subjective sleep perception was significant (p < 0.01). This association was significantly me-diated by the objectively measured sleep (p < 0.01). Conclusion: Perception of our sleep quality impact mood in a significant manner if the actual sleep we have is reduced.
Key Word Insomnia, sleep, mood, actigraphy
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