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The Interplay of Rumination, Positive Emotions, Negative Emotions, and Effect on Quality of Sleep

Issued Date: 10.08.2023

Published Date: 14.08.2023


Author Affiliations: Dr. Sukhmeet K. Kalsi


The widely prevalent and complex sleep problem known as insomnia, that is characterised by persistent trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, continues to have a negative impact on one's physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being. By examining the connections between rumination, positive emotions, negative emotions, and their combined impact on sleep quality, this study paper dives into the complex nature of insomnia. The goal of the study is to improve our comprehension of the psychological mechanisms that underlie sleep disturbances and to provide information for prospective intervention options. The current research employs a quantitative method with three scales namely Rumination Responses Scale (Treynor, Gonzalez, Hoeksema 2003), Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS-SF) (Watson, D., Clark, L. A., & Tellegen, A. 1988), and Sleep Quality Scale (Yi, H., Shin, K., & Shin, C. 2006) to comprehensively evaluate the function of rumination and emotional states in influencing sleep patterns, drawing on a variety of theoretical frameworks from psychology and sleep medicine. This research accentuates the advantages of treating insomnia holistically, considering the interconnected roles of cognitive functions and emotional states in sleep disorders. The research offers opportunities for clinicians, researchers, and practitioners to improve therapeutic strategies that consider both cognitive and emotional aspects, providing people who struggle with insomnia with a more thorough path towards better sleep quality and general well-being.



Insomnia · Negative Affect · Positive Affect · Rumination · Sleep Quality


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