An Exploration of Differences in Coping Strategies Between Introverts and Extroverts Suffering from Insomnia

An Exploration of Differences in Coping Strategies Between Introverts and Extroverts Suffering from Insomnia

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Sleep experts found that in order to be fully alert, energetic, and generally be in a good mood all day, a person must sleep. Humans can survive a week or more without food, but deprived of sleep, the body cannot endure. Concentration becomes difficult after two days of sleeplessness. Diminished thinking, vision problems, and hearing difficulties occur after three days. Going without sleep for over a week results in loosing contact with reality (National Sleep Foundation [NSF], 2007). This is the reason sleep deprivation studies are so important. The aim of the current research project was to explore the differences in coping strategies used by extroverted and introverted individuals suffering from insomnia. A mixed method design employed an online personality inventory followed by an interview. Thirty participants conveyed their stories of coping with insomnia. Grounded theory's coding process uncovered two main categories of coping strategies, active and non-active insomnia coping strategies. Descriptive frequency tables display the chosen insomnia coping strategies for the sample (N = 30) and for extroverts (n = 15) and introverts (n = 15). Extroverts most often chose active insomnia coping strategies in comparison to introverts who chose most often non-active insomnia coping strategies.CHAPTER 5. DISCUSSION, LIMITATIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS Introduction Sleep, the topic of the current study, so vital to everyone, so illusive to many. Continuous and uninterrupted sleep is essential to a quality life (National Sleepanbsp;...


Title:An Exploration of Differences in Coping Strategies Between Introverts and Extroverts Suffering from Insomnia
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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