Show simple item record Lichstein, Kenneth L. 2021-05-14T18:12:56Z 2021-05-14T18:12:56Z 2017-10
dc.identifier.citation Lichstein, K. (2017): Insomnia Identity. Behavior Research and Therapy, vol. 97. en_US
dc.description.abstract Insomnia identity refers to the conviction that one has insomnia, and this sleep complaint can be measured independently of sleep. Conventional wisdom predicts that sleep complaints are synchronous with poor sleep, but crossing the presence or absence of poor sleep with the presence or absence of insomnia identity reveals incongruity with expected patterns. This review of existing research on insomnia identity processes and influence finds that about one-fourth of the population are uncoupled sleepers, meaning there is an uncoupling of sleep and sleep appraisal, and daytime impairment accrues more strongly to those who endorse an insomnia identity. Research supports the conclusion that there is a cost to pathologizing sleep. Individuals claiming an insomnia identity, regardless of sleep status, are at greater risk for a range of sequelae including self-stigma, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, hypertension, and fatigue. A broad research agenda is proposed with hypotheses about the sources, clinical mechanisms, and clinical management of insomnia identity. en_US
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dc.language English en_US
dc.subject insomnia identity en_US
dc.subject cognitive factors en_US
dc.subject insomnia en_US
dc.subject uncoupled sleeper en_US
dc.title Insomnia Identity en_US
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