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How Sleep Shapes Emotion Regulation

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Research has begun to characterize the negative emotional consequences of sleep deprivation, which suggests that adequate sleep is crucial for appropriate emotional functioning. For example, individuals who report insufficient sleep often report irritability, increased frustration, and mood swings. However, it is still unclear why sleep loss is associated with emotional disturbance, or how sufficient sleep protects us from dysfunction. In the following chapter, we will discuss the most recent research demonstrating the effects of sleep loss and supplementary sleep on mood, and explore two ways in which sleep may affect our emotional wellbeing, by the way in which we process emotional information, and by the way in which we regulate our emotions. We will then specifically look at the component processes associated with emotional regulation, and examine how sleep may affect each of these processes. We will conclude with future directions including a discussion of compelling unanswered questions.

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Goldschmied, J.R. (2019). How Sleep Shapes Emotion Regulation. In: Križan, Z. (eds) Sleep, Personality, and Social Behavior. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30628-1_6

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