Insomnia predicts increased perceived burdensomeness and decreased desire for emotional support following an in-laboratory social exclusion paradigm.

Affiliation

Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; Military Suicide Research Consortium / Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Research suggests that insomnia is associated with elevated perceptions of loneliness and social disconnection; however, few quasi-experimental studies have tested the relationship between these constructs. This study examined whether insomnia symptom severity predicts changes in perceptions of interpersonal connectedness and desire for emotional support following in-laboratory participation in a social exclusion paradigm.

Keywords

Cyberball,Emotional support,Insomnia,Loneliness,Perceived burdensomeness,