Apr 29, 2019

Why does insomnia worsen distress of unpleasant memories?

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For people with insomnia, sleep does not reduce the shame of an embarrassing experience. For them, the distress does not fade; in fact, it can get worse with recall.

Brain activity differences may help explain why distress from bad memories grows stronger in people with insomnia but fades in those without insomnia.

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