The interaction between anxiety sensitivity and cigarette smoking level in relation to sleep onset latency among adolescent cigarette smokers

Sarah A. Bilsky*, Matthew T. Feldner, Ashley Arehart Knapp, Kimberly A. Babson, Ellen W. Leen-Feldner

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Abstract

Cigarette smoking during adolescence is linked to a number of sleep disturbances and has been consistently linked to sleep onset latency among adults. However, little research has examined factors that may influence the relation between cigarette smoking level and sleep onset latency among adolescents. One factor that may be particularly important in this regard is anxiety sensitivity (AS). The current study examined whether cigarette smoking level interacted with AS in its association with sleep onset latency among 94 adolescent (Mage = 15.72) cigarette smokers. As hypothesized, AS interacted with smoking level to relate to sleep onset latency, even after controlling for age and gender. This relation was specific to sleep onset latency as opposed to other types of sleep disturbances, and that adolescents who smoked at higher levels tended to go to sleep later and wake up later than adolescents who smoked at relatively lower levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-132
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume51
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety sensitivity
  • Cigarettes
  • Sleep onset latency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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