Summary #338

Insomniacs unable to get emotional distress off their mind
  • In this study, the brain activity of a group of people was observed with magnetic resonance imaging while they recalled shameful experiences occurred in the past.
  • It was detected that participants who could sleep well did not show signs of emotional tension caused by such events.
  • However, participants with insomnia could not benefit from the sleep to get rid of the emotional anguish that occurred during those experiences.
  • The results suggested that insomnia may be related to the cerebral regulation of emotions.


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