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Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Apr 1;64(4):385-7. doi: 10.1176/

Frequent insufficient sleep and anxiety and depressive disorders among U.S. community dwellers in 20 states, 2010.

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Epidemiology Support Branch, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop K-67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA.



This investigation examined the association of anxiety or depressive disorder and frequent insufficient sleep.


Data were obtained from a 2010 telephone survey of a population-based sample of 113,936 adults in 20 states. Respondents were asked how often they did not get enough rest or sleep and if they had ever received a diagnosis of an anxiety or depressive disorder. Frequent insufficient sleep was defined as insufficient rest or sleep during ≥ 14 of the past 30 days.


Frequent insufficient sleep was reported by 27.0% of the sample and was significantly more common (p<.05) among respondents who reported both anxiety and depressive disorders (48.6%), depressive disorders only (39.0%), or anxiety only (37.5%) than among adults who reported neither disorder (23.1%).


Frequent insufficient sleep is associated with depressive and anxiety disorders, and the odds of the sleep disorder are increased when both classes of psychiatric disorders are diagnosed.

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