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Événements de vie et troubles du sommeil : l’impact fort de la précarité et des violences subies

Abstract : Objective To study the links between life events and sleep disorders in the general population Patients and methods The Life Events and Health Survey, is a face-to-face survey mainly dealing with violence, health and difficult life events. This cross-sectional survey is representative of the non-institutionalized civilian population of France, aged 18–75 years (n=10,000). Results About 40% of the sample declared that they were regularly suffering form at least one sleeping disorder among five of the main insomnia symptoms. These disorders were linked to financial problems and age, even if the kind of trouble differed according to age. In particular, fatigue at awakening seemed to occur in a large number of situations and appeared to be more frequent in young generations. Violence appeared to increase the risk of regular sleeping troubles, with however several differences according to the kind of violence. Discussion Although gender was linked to sleeping trouble, the multivariate analysis showed that women were not vulnerable because of hormonal or genetic reasons, but because of assuming a social role potentially damaging their quality of life, in particular in terms of mental suffering. Conclusion Sleeping disorders was linked to precarious situations and to several difficult life events such as the undergone violence. For equivalent mental health, men and women experience similar sleep problems.
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François Beck, R Guignard, D Léger. Événements de vie et troubles du sommeil : l’impact fort de la précarité et des violences subies. Médecine du sommeil, Elsevier Masson, 2010, 7 (4), pp.146-155. ⟨10.1016/j.msom.2010.08.003⟩. ⟨hal-03479969⟩

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