Absorbed in Sleep: Dissociative Absorption as a Predictor of Sleepiness Following Sleep Deprivation in two High-Functioning Samples. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract In recent years, a labile sleep-wake cycle has been implicated as a cause for dissociative experiences, and studies show that dissociation is elevated following sleep deprivation. Dissociative individuals may find it harder to regulate sleepiness in the face of sleep disruption. Although there is significant variability in reactions to sleep deprivation, research on trait predictors is scarce. The present study examined the ability of trait dissociation to prospectively predict sleepiness following sleep loss and recovery sleep …

publication date

  • January 1, 2016