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12.15.2015 - Sleep problems predict Salivary Cortisol reactivity to stress
Author: Mrug, S. et al. (2015). Physiology & Behavior.
Sleep problems predict cortisol reactivity to stress in urban adolescents
- Sleep problems predicted greater cortisol reactivity to stress in urban adolescents.
- Longer sleep duration predicted post-stress cortisol over sleep problems.
- Self-reports of sleep were more consistently related to cortisol than parent reports.
- Effects of sleep problems on cortisol levels were stronger in girls than boys.
Keywords: Sleep; Salivary Cortisol; Stress reactivity; Adolescence