Martica H Hall

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress is associated with heightened physiological arousal during NREM sleep in primary insomnia
    Martica Hall
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 5:178-93. 2007
  2. pmc Racial differences in heart rate variability during sleep in women: the study of women across the nation sleep study
    Martica H Hall
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Suite E 1101, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Psychosom Med 75:783-90. 2013
  3. pmc Sleep is associated with the metabolic syndrome in a multi-ethnic cohort of midlife women: the SWAN Sleep Study
    Martica H Hall
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 35:783-90. 2012
  4. pmc Race and financial strain are independent correlates of sleep in midlife women: the SWAN sleep study
    Martica H Hall
    Department of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 32:73-82. 2009
  5. pmc Self-reported sleep duration is associated with the metabolic syndrome in midlife adults
    Martica H Hall
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 31:635-43. 2008
  6. pmc Financial strain is a significant correlate of sleep continuity disturbances in late-life
    Martica Hall
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Biol Psychol 77:217-22. 2008
  7. pmc Marital/cohabitation status and history in relation to sleep in midlife women
    Wendy M Troxel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 33:973-81. 2010
  8. pmc Consistently high sports/exercise activity is associated with better sleep quality, continuity and depth in midlife women: the SWAN sleep study
    Christopher E Kline
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 36:1279-88. 2013
  9. pmc Unfair treatment is associated with poor sleep in African American and Caucasian adults: Pittsburgh SleepSCORE project
    Danielle L Beatty
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Health Psychol 30:351-9. 2011
  10. pmc Low life purpose and high hostility are related to an attenuated decline in nocturnal blood pressure
    Elizabeth J Mezick
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 29:196-204. 2010

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Publications54

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress is associated with heightened physiological arousal during NREM sleep in primary insomnia
    Martica Hall
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 5:178-93. 2007
    ..Perceived stress and stress-related avoidance behaviors were associated with multiple indexes of physiological arousal during NREM sleep in patients with chronic, primary insomnia...
  2. pmc Racial differences in heart rate variability during sleep in women: the study of women across the nation sleep study
    Martica H Hall
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Suite E 1101, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Psychosom Med 75:783-90. 2013
    ..Heart rate variability (HRV) differs markedly by race, yet few studies have evaluated these relationships in women, and none have done so during sleep (sHRV)...
  3. pmc Sleep is associated with the metabolic syndrome in a multi-ethnic cohort of midlife women: the SWAN Sleep Study
    Martica H Hall
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 35:783-90. 2012
    ..We evaluated associations among subjective and objective measures of sleep and the metabolic syndrome in a multi-ethnic sample of midlife women...
  4. pmc Race and financial strain are independent correlates of sleep in midlife women: the SWAN sleep study
    Martica H Hall
    Department of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 32:73-82. 2009
    ..To examine racial differences in sleep in a large cohort of midlife women and to evaluate whether indices of socioeconomic status (SES) are associated with racial differences in sleep...
  5. pmc Self-reported sleep duration is associated with the metabolic syndrome in midlife adults
    Martica H Hall
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 31:635-43. 2008
    ..In the present study, we evaluated the relationship between sleep duration and presence of the metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of physiologically interrelated risk factors for cardiometabolic disease...
  6. pmc Financial strain is a significant correlate of sleep continuity disturbances in late-life
    Martica Hall
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Biol Psychol 77:217-22. 2008
    ..01). Our results show that chronic stress, as measured by ongoing financial strain, is a significant correlate of sleep disturbances in the elderly, even after adjusting for factors known to impact sleep in late-life...
  7. pmc Marital/cohabitation status and history in relation to sleep in midlife women
    Wendy M Troxel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 33:973-81. 2010
    ..To examine whether current and/or history of marital/cohabitation status are associated with sleep, independent of demographic and general health risk factors...
  8. pmc Consistently high sports/exercise activity is associated with better sleep quality, continuity and depth in midlife women: the SWAN sleep study
    Christopher E Kline
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 36:1279-88. 2013
    ..To examine relationships between different physical activity (PA) domains and sleep, and the influence of consistent PA on sleep, in midlife women...
  9. pmc Unfair treatment is associated with poor sleep in African American and Caucasian adults: Pittsburgh SleepSCORE project
    Danielle L Beatty
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Health Psychol 30:351-9. 2011
    ..To test the association between self-reported unfair treatment and objective and self-reported sleep characteristics in African American and Caucasian adults...
  10. pmc Low life purpose and high hostility are related to an attenuated decline in nocturnal blood pressure
    Elizabeth J Mezick
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 29:196-204. 2010
    ..We investigated whether positive and negative psychological attributes were associated with sleep-wake BP ratios and examined sleep parameters as potential mediators of these relationships...
  11. pmc Influence of race and socioeconomic status on sleep: Pittsburgh SleepSCORE project
    Elizabeth J Mezick
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:410-6. 2008
    ..To examine the independent and interactive effects of race and socioeconomic status (SES) on objective indices and self-reports of sleep...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances increase interleukin-6 production during pregnancy: implications for pregnancy complications
    Michele L Okun
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Reprod Sci 14:560-7. 2007
    ..No relationships were observed for TNF-alpha. These preliminary findings indicate that women who experience sleep disturbances as early as mid gestation are likely to have an increase in inflammation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Avoidant coping with health problems is related to poorer quality of life among lung transplant candidates
    Larissa Myaskovsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Prog Transplant 13:183-92. 2003
    ..Although previous work has described the range of coping strategies candidates may use, whether those strategies are related to quality of life in physical functioning, emotional, and social domains has rarely been examined...
  14. pmc A 24-hour approach to the study of health behaviors: temporal relationships between waking health behaviors and sleep
    Leah A Irish
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Room E 1131, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA
    Ann Behav Med 47:189-97. 2014
    ..Although sleep is often associated with waking health behaviors (WHB) such as alcohol consumption, caffeine use, smoking, and exercise, the causal direction of these relationships is unclear...
  15. pmc Sleep disturbance during the menopausal transition in a multi-ethnic community sample of women
    Howard M Kravitz
    Rush University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Rush West Campus, 2150 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL, USA
    Sleep 31:979-90. 2008
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  16. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of subjective daytime alertness and mood in primary insomnia participants using ecological momentary assessment
    Helena Levitt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 2:113-31. 2004
    ..Coefficients of variation for DSD domains were greater in the insomnia group. Frequent measures of daytime symptoms may be useful outcomes in insomnia studies...
  17. pmc Sleep and risk for high blood pressure and hypertension in midlife women: the SWAN (Study of Women's Health Across the Nation) Sleep Study
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA, United States Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, United States Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, United States Electronic address
    Sleep Med 15:203-8. 2014
    ..Inadequate self-reported sleep is related to high blood pressure (BP). Our study investigated cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between poor sleep measured by in-home polysomnography (PSG) and BP...
  18. ncbi request reprint Disordered sleep, nocturnal cytokines, and immunity in alcoholics
    Laura Redwine
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:75-85. 2003
    ..This study examined the relationships between sleep, nocturnal expression of immunoregulatory cytokines, and natural killer (NK) cell activity in alcoholic patients as compared with control subjects...
  19. pmc How disturbed sleep may be a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Michele L Okun
    University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, PA 15213, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 64:273-80. 2009
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  20. pmc Sleep complaints in late pregnancy and the recurrence of postpartum depression
    Michele L Okun
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 7:106-17. 2009
    ..9 vs. 7.3 for non-recurrers, p = .02). Sleep quality in late pregnancy may help in identifying women at risk for a PPMD recurrence...
  21. pmc Are inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers related to sleep characteristics in mid-life women?: Study of Women's Health across the Nation sleep study
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 33:1649-55. 2010
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  22. pmc What constitutes too long of a delay? Determining the cortisol awakening response (CAR) using self-report and PSG-assessed wake time
    Michele L Okun
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:460-8. 2010
    ..Later collection times and reduced CAR values may affect the interpretation of clinical associations. Our data also show that S-R assessments of wake time perform equally well to PSG for evaluating adherence with CAR sampling procedures...
  23. pmc Protecting sleep, promoting health in later life: a randomized clinical trial
    Charles F Reynolds
    Sleep and Chronobiology Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:178-86. 2010
    ..5 years; and 2) if maintenance or enhancement of sleep continuity and depth promotes the maintenance or enhancement of health-related quality of life...
  24. pmc Sleep variability, health-related practices, and inflammatory markers in a community dwelling sample of older adults
    Michele L Okun
    Sleep Medicine Institute and Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:142-50. 2011
    ..Health behaviors, including average aggregate measures of sleep, have been linked to increased inflammation in older adults. Variability in sleep timing may also be associated with increased inflammation...
  25. pmc Social integration, social contacts, and blood pressure dipping in African-Americans and whites
    Wendy M Troxel
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Hypertens 28:265-71. 2010
    ..However, scant research has examined whether social relationships influence key nocturnal pathways, such as nocturnal BP dipping...
  26. pmc Does social support differentially affect sleep in older adults with versus without insomnia?
    Wendy M Troxel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Psychosom Res 69:459-66. 2010
    ..We examined social support as a potential protective factor for sleep among older adults (60 years and older) with insomnia (n=79) and age- and sex-matched controls without insomnia (n=40)...
  27. pmc Sleep symptoms predict the development of the metabolic syndrome
    Wendy M Troxel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 33:1633-40. 2010
    ..This is the first prospective study to report the association between commonly reported sleep symptoms and the development of the metabolic syndrome, a key CVD risk factor...
  28. pmc Napping, nighttime sleep, and cardiovascular risk factors in mid-life adults
    Jane F Owens
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 6:330-5. 2010
    ..To evaluate the relations between sleep characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors and napping behavior, and to assess whether daytime napping leads to subsequent better or worse sleep...
  29. pmc Marital happiness and sleep disturbances in a multi-ethnic sample of middle-aged women
    Wendy M Troxel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
    Behav Sleep Med 7:2-19. 2009
    ..After controlling for relevant covariates, maritally happy women reported fewer sleep disturbances, with the association evident among Caucasian women and to a lesser extent among African American women...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ecological study of sleep disruption in PTSD: a pilot study
    Anne Germain
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Room E 1124, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1071:438-41. 2006
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that ambulatory methods can capture objective signs of sleep disruption, and corroborate subjective complaints of disrupted sleep in PTSD...
  31. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in the lifestyle regularity of seniors experiencing bereavement, care-giving, insomnia, and advancement into old-old age
    Timothy H Monk
    Clinical Neuroscience Research Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Chronobiol Int 23:831-41. 2006
    ..This may represent an adaptive behavioral response that might be used in future therapeutic approaches...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effects of a brief behavioral treatment for PTSD-related sleep disturbances: a pilot study
    Anne Germain
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:627-32. 2007
    ..The goal of this pilot study was to explore the effects of a very brief intervention for PTSD-related nightmares and insomnia in victims of violent crimes with PTSD...
  33. ncbi request reprint A brief sleep scale for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Addendum for PTSD
    Anne Germain
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 19:233-44. 2005
    ..The PSQI-A is a valid instrument for PTSD applicable to both clinical and research settings...
  34. ncbi request reprint Self-report measures of insomnia in adults: rationales, choices, and needs
    Douglas E Moul
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Sleep and Chronobiology Center, University of Pittsburgh, Room E 1119, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep Med Rev 8:177-98. 2004
    ..An extensive table of currently available questionnaires is provided, and some needs for future questionnaire development are also identified...
  35. ncbi request reprint Acute stress affects heart rate variability during sleep
    Martica Hall
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:56-62. 2004
    ..In this study, we used autoregressive spectral analysis of the electrocardiogram (EKG) interbeat interval sequence to characterize stress-related changes in heart rate variability during sleep in 59 healthy men and women...
  36. ncbi request reprint Psychophysiological reactivity and coping styles influence the effects of acute stress exposure on rapid eye movement sleep
    Anne Germain
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:857-64. 2003
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  37. ncbi request reprint Healthy older adults' sleep predicts all-cause mortality at 4 to 19 years of follow-up
    Mary Amanda Dew
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:63-73. 2003
    ..We examined whether electroencephalographic (EEG) sleep parameters predicted survival time independently of known predictors of all-cause mortality...
  38. ncbi request reprint Human regional cerebral glucose metabolism during non-rapid eye movement sleep in relation to waking
    Eric A Nofzinger
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213 2593, USA
    Brain 125:1105-15. 2002
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  39. ncbi request reprint Sleep in healthy seniors: a diary study of the relation between bedtime and the amount of sleep obtained
    Timothy H Monk
    Clinical Neuroscience Research Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    J Sleep Res 15:256-60. 2006
    ..g. age-dependent alterations in phase angle and homeostatic sleep need)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Paroxetine treatment of primary insomnia in older adults
    Charles F Reynolds
    Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research for Late Life Mood Disorders ACISR LLMD and the John A Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:803-7. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to test the efficacy of paroxetine for primary insomnia in older adults...
  41. ncbi request reprint Self-reported sleep quality is associated with the metabolic syndrome
    J Richard Jennings
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Sleep 30:219-23. 2007
    ..To determine whether a simple, structured self-report of overall sleep quality is associated with the presence of the metabolic syndrome and its component risk factors...
  42. pmc Daytime symptoms in primary insomnia: a prospective analysis using ecological momentary assessment
    Daniel J Buysse
    Neuroscience Clinical and Translational Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, USA
    Sleep Med 8:198-208. 2007
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  43. ncbi request reprint Regional cerebral metabolic correlates of WASO during NREM sleep in insomnia
    Eric A Nofzinger
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Sleep Neuroimaging Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 2593, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 2:316-22. 2006
    ..To investigate the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep-related regional cerebral metabolic correlates of wakefulness after sleep onset (WASO) in patients with primary insomnia...
  44. pmc Attachment anxiety, relationship context, and sleep in women with recurrent major depression
    Wendy M Troxel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:692-9. 2007
    ..To examine the relationship between attachment anxiety, marital status, bed-partner status, and sleep in recurrently depressed women...
  45. pmc Disturbed sleep is associated with increased C-reactive protein in young women
    Michele L Okun
    University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Room E 1116, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:351-4. 2009
    ..Future work should longitudinally evaluate how these relationships may affect development of gender-specific diseases in apparently healthy young women...
  46. pmc Marital quality and the marital bed: examining the covariation between relationship quality and sleep
    Wendy M Troxel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep Med Rev 11:389-404. 2007
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  47. pmc Poor sleep is associated with poorer physical performance and greater functional limitations in older women
    Suzanne E Goldman
    Department of Epidemiology, University ofPittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Sleep 30:1317-24. 2007
    ..This study examined the association between disturbed sleep and poorer daytime function in older women...
  48. pmc The impact of sleep complaints on physical health and immune outcomes in rescue workers: a 1-year prospective study
    Leah A Irish
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 75:196-201. 2013
    ..The present study evaluated the extent to which sleep assessed soon after a trauma predicted subsequent physical health and immune functioning in rescue workers...
  49. pmc Cardiovascular reactivity to acute psychological stress following sleep deprivation
    Peter L Franzen
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:679-82. 2011
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  50. pmc Intra-individual variability in sleep duration and fragmentation: associations with stress
    Elizabeth J Mezick
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1346-54. 2009
    ..These results may have implications for both sleep and health research...
  51. pmc Behavioral treatment of insomnia: also effective for nocturia
    Shachi Tyagi
    Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:54-60. 2014
    ..To evaluate changes in self-reported nocturia in community-dwelling adults aged 60 and older who received behavioral treatment for chronic insomnia...
  52. pmc Interpersonal distress is associated with sleep and arousal in insomnia and good sleepers
    Heather E Gunn
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 76:242-8. 2014
    ..However, little is known about interpersonal distress and its association with sleep. We examined the associations among interpersonal distress, objective and subjective sleep in people with and without insomnia...
  53. pmc Sleep duration and cardiovascular responses to stress in undergraduate men
    Elizabeth J Mezick
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychophysiology 51:88-96. 2014
    ..In sum, healthy young men with shorter actigraphy-assessed sleep exhibit less cardiac vagal activity, and poorer heart rate and diastolic blood pressure recovery, upon encountering stressful stimuli, than those with longer sleep. ..
  54. pmc Psychometric evaluation of the Insomnia Symptom Questionnaire: a self-report measure to identify chronic insomnia
    Michele L Okun
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 5:41-51. 2009
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