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A Good Sleep: The Role of Factors in Psychosocial Health

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For human beings, a good night's sleep is vital for effective cognitive and emotional processing. Additionally, a large amount of evidence shows that good sleep contributes to physical and mental health, and to overall quality of life. The importance of good sleep has been illustrated; for example, poor learning, school performance, higher levels of depression and anxiety, poor somatic/psychosocial health, and risk behaviors are found to be associated with difficulties getting to sleep and/or difficulties staying asleep. In contrast, quality and sufficient sleep can result in improvements to daily performance (e.g., working memory and capacity for learning) and mental health, and result in reduction of daytime sleepiness.

Unfortunately, many people encounter challenges when trying to achieve good sleep. For example, a later bedtime was found in the modern society due to the attractiveness of technology: it is suggested that nearly 30% of Australian adolescents intentionally delayed their sleep onset time. Hence, there is a public health problem as evidence supports a rising trend of sleep problems nowadays. In short, finding ways to improve sleep is a public health priority, and a way to improve sleep is to find out the determinants for poor sleep. Studies have shown the effects several psychosocial factors (e.g., stigma, addiction, distress) on sleep; however, the underlying mechanism of these psychosocial factors or the causal relationship between sleep and these psychosocial factors is still under investigated.

The present Research Topic aims to collect original research articles, reviews and perspective articles related to the investigation and characterization of sleep and psychosocial factors, including stigma, addiction, anxiety, depression, and stress.


Keywords: sleep hygiene, sleep quality, stigma, addiction, psychological distress


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

For human beings, a good night's sleep is vital for effective cognitive and emotional processing. Additionally, a large amount of evidence shows that good sleep contributes to physical and mental health, and to overall quality of life. The importance of good sleep has been illustrated; for example, poor learning, school performance, higher levels of depression and anxiety, poor somatic/psychosocial health, and risk behaviors are found to be associated with difficulties getting to sleep and/or difficulties staying asleep. In contrast, quality and sufficient sleep can result in improvements to daily performance (e.g., working memory and capacity for learning) and mental health, and result in reduction of daytime sleepiness.

Unfortunately, many people encounter challenges when trying to achieve good sleep. For example, a later bedtime was found in the modern society due to the attractiveness of technology: it is suggested that nearly 30% of Australian adolescents intentionally delayed their sleep onset time. Hence, there is a public health problem as evidence supports a rising trend of sleep problems nowadays. In short, finding ways to improve sleep is a public health priority, and a way to improve sleep is to find out the determinants for poor sleep. Studies have shown the effects several psychosocial factors (e.g., stigma, addiction, distress) on sleep; however, the underlying mechanism of these psychosocial factors or the causal relationship between sleep and these psychosocial factors is still under investigated.

The present Research Topic aims to collect original research articles, reviews and perspective articles related to the investigation and characterization of sleep and psychosocial factors, including stigma, addiction, anxiety, depression, and stress.


Keywords: sleep hygiene, sleep quality, stigma, addiction, psychological distress


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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30 April 2019 Manuscript

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