TitleDaily family stress and HPA axis functioning during adolescence: The moderating role of sleep.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsChiang, JJ, Tsai, KM, Park, H, Bower, JE, Almeida, DM, Dahl, RE, Irwin, MR, Seeman, TE, Fuligni, AJ
JournalPsychoneuroendocrinology
Volume71
Pagination43-53
Date Published2016 09
ISSN1873-3360
KeywordsAdolescent, Circadian Rhythm, Family Conflict, Female, Humans, Hydrocortisone, Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System, Male, Pituitary-Adrenal System, Saliva, Sleep, Wakefulness
Abstract

<p>The present study examined the moderating role of sleep in the association between family demands and conflict and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning in a sample of ethnically diverse adolescents (n=316). Adolescents completed daily diary reports of family demands and conflict for 15 days, and wore actigraph watches during the first 8 nights to assess sleep. Participants also provided five saliva samples for 3 consecutive days to assess diurnal cortisol rhythms. Regression analyses indicated that sleep latency and efficiency moderated the link between family demands and the cortisol awakening response. Specifically, family demands were related to a smaller cortisol awakening response only among adolescents with longer sleep latency and lower sleep efficiency. These results suggest that certain aspects of HPA axis functioning may be sensitive to family demands primarily in the context of longer sleep latency and lower sleep efficiency.</p>

DOI10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.05.009
Alternate JournalPsychoneuroendocrinology
PubMed ID27235639
PubMed Central IDPMC5718343
Grant ListR01 DA032922 / DA / NIDA NIH HHS / United States
R24 HD041022 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR000124 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
R01 CA160245 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG028748 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD062547 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG017265 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR001425 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG034588 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 CA119159 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG026364 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 HL095799 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
P2C HD041022 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States