Sleep Difficulties and Suicidality in Youth

Sleep Difficulties and Suicidality in Youth

A recent paper published in Sleep and Health Disparities (2022) critically reviewed the literature on sleep and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among youth.

The data overwhelmingly support an association between suicidality and a range of sleep difficulties (e.g., insomnia, short/long sleep, weekend oversleep), above and beyond depressive symptoms. 

The authors concluded that the literature supports a clear association between sleep difficulties and youth suicidality.

Sleep is a critical factor to target in preventing youth suicide thoughts and actions among youth.

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