The effect of happiness on sleep

Do you want a good night's sleep? Always be positive. Although happiness is generally good for sleeping, it can cause sleep deprivation when a person's happiness depends on the ups and downs of the day. According to a kernel study published online in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. In the United States, researchers analyzed data from 100 middle-aged participants in a longitudinal study of middle age that included telephone interviews about participants' daily experiences as well as objective measurements of sleep habits. This study examined the general levels of positive emotions that participants experienced in their lives - this is related to more stable personality traits, as well as positive emotions in response to daily events. The team found that, as expected, having a more positive outlook on life was associated with improved sleep quality. However, they found that the more responsive or fragile a participant's positive emotions were to external events, the more disturbed their sleep became, especially for people who were initially highly positive.

"Previous research suggests that the experience of happiness may be enhanced by enhancing health-enhancing behaviors such as perfect sleep (or restorative sleep that restores the brain and body system," says Anthony Ong, an assistant professor of human development at the College of Human Ecology. Reduce the effects of aging. ""Our study enhances this research by showing that while having relatively stable levels of positive emotions may help improve sleep, very unstable positive emotions may be associated with poor sleep because such emotions "It is exposed to daily fluctuations." "These findings are novel because they point to the complex dynamics associated with unstable and fragile happiness and sleep that has hitherto been largely attributed to dissatisfied people," Ong added.