Insomnia and mental health in college students

Daniel J. Taylor, Christie E. Gardner, Adam D. Bramoweth, Jacob M. Williams, Brandy M. Roane, Emily A. Grieser, Jolyn I. Tatum

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Abstract

Insomnia is strongly associated with certain mental health problems in the general population. However, there is little research examining this relation in young adults-an age group where many mental health problems first present. This study examined relations between insomnia and mental health symptoms in a college population (N D 373; 60.9% women; mean age of 21 years). Insomnia was assessed via self-report and sleep diaries, and mental health was assessed via the Symptom Check List-90. Analyses revealed insomnia was prevalent (9.4%), and these young adults had significantly more mental health problems than those without insomnia, although some significant results were lost after controlling for comorbid health problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-116
Number of pages10
JournalBehavioral Sleep Medicine
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2011

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    Taylor, D. J., Gardner, C. E., Bramoweth, A. D., Williams, J. M., Roane, B. M., Grieser, E. A., & Tatum, J. I. (2011). Insomnia and mental health in college students. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 9(2), 107-116. https://doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2011.557992