Sleep, Mood Affect How ‘In Control’ Older Adults Feel – ScienceBlog.com


Psychology researchers have found another reason that sleep, mood and stress are important: they affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives. The findings can inform efforts to improve an individual’s sense of control, which has ramifications for physical, mental and emotional health.

“We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control and in whether older adults feel they can do the things they want to do,” says Shevaun Neupert, a professor of psychology at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work. “This finding is important because when older adults begin to lose their sense of autonomy, it can lead to changes in behavior that adversely affect their health and well-being.”

Source: Sleep, Mood Affect How ‘In Control’ Older Adults Feel – ScienceBlog.com

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1 Response to Sleep, Mood Affect How ‘In Control’ Older Adults Feel – ScienceBlog.com

  1. Yeah, I can relate to this …

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