Cortisol, sleep, and recovery - Some gender differences but no straight associations

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Frida Eek, Björn Karlson, Anne Helene Garde, Åse Marie Hansen, Palle Orbæk

Work related fatigue has been suggested as a link in the assumed sequence of events between repeated adverse work demands and the development of work related stress, which may be associated with changes in concentrations of cortisol, psychological overload and, in the long run, health problems. Insufficient sleep is a contributing factor to lack of recovery, but previous studies on associations between subjective aspects of sleep and recovery, and cortisol, have been inconclusive. The aim with the present study was to examine possible associations between cortisol measures and (I) self-rated recovery, (II) occupational fatigue and (III) subjective sleep quality the night preceding cortisol sampling. Further, possible gender differences were tested.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychoneuroendocrinology
Volume37
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
ISSN0306-4530
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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