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Chronotype and anxiety are associated in patients with chronic primary insomnia

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Author(s):
Giselle S. Passos ; Marcos G. Santana ; Dalva Poyares ; Carolina V. D’Aurea ; Alexandre A. Teixeira ; Sergio Tufik ; Marco T. de Mello
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria; v. 39, n. 2, p. 183-186, Jun. 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

Objective: To assess the interaction of chronotype with anxiety in patients with chronic primary insomnia. Methods: Sixty-four patients (50 women) with mean age 43.9±8.1 years were investigated with the Horne and Östberg Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Results: Significant negative correlations of chronotype-MEQ score with STAI state-anxiety (r = -0.40, p < 0.05), STAI trait-anxiety (r = -0.40, p < 0.05), and STAI pre-sleep state anxiety (r = -0.30, p < 0.05) were observed. Eveningness preference was associated with higher trait, state, and pre-sleep state anxiety. Conclusions: These results suggest that chronotype may be an important parameter to identifying the origin and significance of a vicious anxiety-insomnia-depression cycle in patients with chronic primary insomnia. (AU)