geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Chronic exposure to everyday discrimination and sleep in a multiethnic sample of middle-aged women


, : Chronic exposure to everyday discrimination and sleep in a multiethnic sample of middle-aged women. Health Psychology 32(7): 810-819

Researchers have suggested that poor sleep may play a role in the association between discrimination and health, but studies linking experiences of discrimination to sleep are limited. The authors examined associations between reports of everyday discrimination over 4 years (chronic everyday discrimination) and subjective and objective indicators of poor sleep. Participants were 368 African American, Caucasian, and Chinese women from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation Sleep Study. Everyday discrimination was assessed each year from baseline through the third follow-up exam via questionnaire with the Everyday Discrimination Scale (intraclass correlation coefficient over 4 years = .90). Subjective sleep complaints were measured beginning in Year 5 with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Objective indices of sleep continuity, duration, and architecture were assessed via in-home polysomnography, beginning in Year 5. In linear regression analyses adjusted for age, race/ethnicity, and financial strain, chronic everyday discrimination was associated with more subjective sleep complaints (Estimate = 1.52, p < .001) and polysomnography-assessed wakefulness after sleep onset (Estimate = .19, p < .02), a marker of sleep continuity. Findings did not differ by race/ethnicity and remained significant after adjusting for menopausal status, body mass index, medication use, and depressive symptoms. Experiences of chronic everyday discrimination are independently associated with both subjective and objective indices of poor sleep. Findings add to the growing literature linking discrimination to key markers of biobehavioral health.

US$19.90

PMID: 23088174

DOI: 10.1037/a0029938


Other references

Anonymous, .: Twenty-first Annual Cattle Feeders Day, Friday, October 28, 1977. R.N. Gates and L.B. Embry (5-10), monensin, tylosin and protein supplementation with finishing cattle; L.B. Embry and L.F. Bush (11-14), oat hay or oat haylage for growing cattle; R.J. Emerick, B.H. Dunn and L.B. Embry (15-17), sodium bentonite an...

Siddall, P.J.; Xu, C.L.ng; Floyd, N.; Keay, K.A., 1999: C-fos expression in the spinal cord of rats exhibiting allodynia following contusive spinal cord injury. Contusive spinal cord injury (SCI) may result in central neuropathic pain marked by allodynia-like features in the dermatomes close to the level of injury. The aim of this study was to compare the laminar distribution of activated neurons (as dete...

Chaikam, V.; Nair, S.K.; Babu, R.; Martinez, L.; Tejomurtula, J.; Boddupalli, P.M., 2015: Analysis of effectiveness of R1-nj anthocyanin marker for in vivo haploid identification in maize and molecular markers for predicting the inhibition of R1-nj expression. R1-nj anthocyanin marker inhibition is highly frequent in tropical maize germplasm considerably affecting efficiency of haploid identification. Molecular markers reliably differentiating germplasm with anthocyanin color inhibitor have been identif...

Huang, S.; He, J.; Zhang, X.; Bian, Y.; Yang, L.; Xie, G.; Zhang, K.; Tang, W.; Stelter, A.A.; Wang, Q.; Zhang, H.; Xie, J., 2006: Activation of the hedgehog pathway in human hepatocellular carcinomas. Liver cancers, the majority of which are hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs), rank as the fourth in cancer mortality worldwide and are the most rapidly increasing type of cancer in the United States. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying HCC d...

Leopold Estella B.; Manchester Steven R.; Meyer Herbert W., 2008: Phytogeography of the late Eocene Florissant flora reconsidered. The biogeographic affinities of the Florissant flora are in need of reevaluation. We give a critical review, based on megafossil and pollen records representing genera whose affinities we accept as well founded. The Florissant assemblage includes...

Rudoy A.N., 1994: Scabland of Central Asia. Priroda 1994(8): 3-20

Gotkine, M.; Rozenstein, L.; Einstein, O.; Abramsky, O.; Argov, Z.; Rosenmann, H., 2015: Corrigendum to "Presymptomatic treatment with acetylcholinesterase antisense oligonucleotides prolongs survival in ALS (G93A-SOD1) mice". [This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2013/845345.].

Szabo, I., 1949: Adatok a belfergek gyakorisagira a Dunamulon. Of 1, 000 faecal examinations made in western Hungary, including the town of Pecs, 3.5% were found positive for Ascaris lumbricoides, 7.9% for Trichuris trichiura, 3.3% for Enterobius vermicularis, 0.4% for Diphyllobothrium latum, 1.4% for Taenia...

Zhang, X.; Xie, J.; Yue, B.; Zhou, X., 2015: Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis: report of a case. Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 43(7): 486-487

Anonymous, 2006: Hearing loss. Facing facts and fears about age-related ear damage. Mayo Clinic Women's Healthsource 10(4): 1-2