Early childhood adversity associations with nightmare severity and sleep spindles

ceams-carsm blog

PDF: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Z0pi4y2Nqso8y

Early childhood adversity associations with nightmare severity andsleep spindles*

Tore Nielsen, Michelle Carr, Claudia Picard-Deland, Louis-Philippe Marquis, Kadia Saint-Onge, Cloé Blanchette-Carrière, Tyna Paquette

Abstract

Objective: Childhood adversity figures prominently in the clinical histories of children and adolescents suffering from a panoply of physical, mental or sleep disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder. But the nature and prevalence of early adversity in the case of idiopathic nightmare-prone individuals have received little study. We characterize the types and frequencies of self-reported childhood adversity for nightmare-prone individuals using the developmentally sensitive Traumatic Antecedents Questionnaire (TAQ) and assess relationships between separation adversity and sleep spindles. Method: The TAQ was administered to 73 non-treatment-seeking volunteers with frequent idiopathic nightmares and 67 healthy controls. Nightmare severity, anxiety, depression, alexithymia and past and present sleep disorders were also assessed. Sleep was recorded with polysomnography (PSG) for 90 participants and sleep spindles were…

View original post 147 more words

Advertisements

About Tore Nielsen

Researcher at University of Montreal and Director of Dream & Nightmare Laboratory
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s