Here we review an urgent medico-social problem exists, which integrates the social environment, psychoemotional state of people, and sleep disorders. A close interrelation exists between the human psycho-emotional state and sleep. Emotional stress is followed by sleep disorders, while sleep deficiency increases the severity of stress.
Experimental data illustrate the mechanisms for a relationship between emotional stress and sleep at various levels of organization, including the structuraland-neurophysiological, neurochemical, and somatic-andautonomic levels.
The results of studies performed by Russian and foreign researchers allowed us to make the principal conclusions on a relationship between the emotional state and sleep. These data show the existence of common neurophysiological mechanisms and antagonistic relations of neurochemical processes in emotional stress and sleep.
Yumatov EA and Pertsov SS