Journal article

1074 Fear Reactivity And Sleep In Trauma-Exposed Males And Females With And Without PTSD

C Dukes, S Inslicht, SQ Hubachek, L Straus, L Ruoff, R Huie, K Felmingham, S Woodward, TC Neylan, A Richards

Sleep | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Introduction Sleep disturbance is considered central to mechanisms of PTSD development and maintenance, and fear learning protocols have been used as laboratory models to understand PTSD disease mechanisms. Some research indicates that fear learning may influence subsequent sleep, especially REM sleep, and that sleep may influence subsequent extinction. In this study, we examined the relationship of startle reactivity during conditioning and later extinction with objectively-measured sleep in PTSD-positive and negative subjects. Methods These analyses were performe..

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