Based on the premise that insomnia can be lonely, a new study from South Korea found that thwarted belongingness significantly accounted for the relationship between insomnia severity and suicidal ideation. According to the authors, the study highlights the potential importance of monitoring and therapeutically impacting insomnia and thwarted belongingness to help reduce suicide risk.

Results are published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Read the study in JCSM: Is Insomnia Lonely? Exploring Thwarted Belongingness as an Explanatory Link between Insomnia and Suicidal Ideation in a Sample of South Korean University Students