Gratitude influences sleep through the mechanism of pre-sleep cognitions.

@article{Wood2009GratitudeIS,
  title={Gratitude influences sleep through the mechanism of pre-sleep cognitions.},
  author={Alex M. Wood and Stephen Joseph and Joanna Lloyd and Samuel Atkins},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={43-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To test whether individual differences in gratitude are related to sleep after controlling for neuroticism and other traits. To test whether pre-sleep cognitions are the mechanism underlying this relationship. METHOD A cross-sectional questionnaire study was conducted with a large (186 males, 215 females) community sample (ages=18-68 years, mean=24.89, S.D.=9.02), including 161 people (40%) scoring above 5 on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, indicating clinically impaired sleep… CONTINUE READING
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