Sleep deprivation may reduce risk of PTSD

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 21:00 in Psychology & Sociology

It revealed in a series of experiments that sleep deprivation of approximately six hours immediately after exposure to a traumatic event reduces the development of post trauma-like behavioral responses. As a result, sleep deprivation the first hours after stress exposure might represent a simple, yet effective, intervention for PTSD.

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