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I jakten på en god natts sömn: Ett försök till manipulering av tankar innan insomning
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The quest for a good night's sleep: An attempt to manipulate thought activity before sleep onset (English)
Abstract [sv]

I en single case experimental design (SCED) av crossover typ med fyra deltagare med insomni undersöktes möjligheten till att manipulera mängden negativa tankar innan insomning genom tillämpningen av två olika tankeexperiment, savoring och framkallad ruminering. Bland resultaten fanns signifikanta samband mellan mängd negativa tankar innan insomning och sömnkvalité, insomningslatens och antal uppvaknanden. Samband fanns även mellan mängd negativa tankar och obehag över tankarna. Dock visade det sig att experimenten inte påverkade mängden negativa tankar innan insomning då de sömnrelaterade faktorerna varierade oberoende av experiment. Variationen i de olika skattningarna på måtten gjorde att inga slutsatser kunde dras kring vad som orsakade sömnbesvären hos deltagarna eller vilken roll mängden negativa tankar hade för dessa. Resultatet diskuteras i förhållande till tidigare forskning.

Abstract [en]

The possibility of manipulating the amount of negative thoughts before sleep onset in four subjects with insomnia was investigated in a single case crossover experimental design (SCED). The attempt to change the amount of thoughts consisted of two experimental conditions, savoring and induced rumination. Significant correlations were found between the amount of negative thoughts before sleep onset and quality of sleep, sleep onset latency and number of awakenings. There were also correlations between the amount of negative thoughts and distress related to the thoughts. The experiments did, however, not influence the amount of negative thoughts before sleep onset. Conclusions concerning causal factors of the sleep difficulties and the impact of the amount of negative thoughts were made impossible by the large variability in the scores. The results are discussed in relation to previous research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 92 p.
Keyword [en]
Insomnia, Negative Thoughts, SCED, Savoring, Induced rumination
Keyword [sv]
SCED, Insomni, Negativa tankeprocesser, Savoring, Framkallad ruminering
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-14493ISRN: ORU-JPS/PSY-AG-2011/0000--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-14493DiVA: diva2:395626
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-04-08 Created: 2011-02-07 Last updated: 2011-04-08Bibliographically approved

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