Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Higher Anxiety Levels, fMRI Scans Show, University of California, Berkeley (CAL) Study

Published: Jun 11, 2012

New research shows that sleep loss markedly exaggerates the degree to which we anticipate impending emotional events, particularly among highly anxious people, who are especially vulnerable. Two common features of anxiety disorders are sleep loss and an amplification of emotional response. Results from the new study suggest that these features may not be independent of one another but may interact instead.

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