Family relationships and troubled sleep among U.S. adults: examining the influences of contact frequency and relationship quality.

@article{Ailshire2012FamilyRA,
  title={Family relationships and troubled sleep among U.S. adults: examining the influences of contact frequency and relationship quality.},
  author={Jennifer Ailshire and Sarah A. Burgard},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={248-62}
}
Sleep is essential for health and daily functioning, and social relationships may be a key social factor influencing sleep, yet sleep has been understudied in the literature on social relationships and health. This study used data from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States to examine associations between troubled sleep and family contact, social support, and strain. Results show that having strained family relationships is associated with more troubled sleep, while… CONTINUE READING
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