Poor sleep as a potential causal factor in aggression and violence.

@article{Kamphuis2012PoorSA,
  title={Poor sleep as a potential causal factor in aggression and violence.},
  author={Jeanine Kamphuis and Peter Meerlo and Jaap M. Koolhaas and Marike Lancel},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={327-34}
}
Clinical observations suggest that sleep problems may be a causal factor in the development of reactive aggression and violence. In this review we give an overview of existing literature on the relation between poor sleep and aggression, irritability, and hostility. Correlational studies are supporting such a relationship. Although limited in number, some studies suggest that treatment of sleep disturbances reduces aggressiveness and problematic behavior. In line with this is the finding that… CONTINUE READING
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