The purpose of this study was to examine the role of perfectionism to pre-existing and future insomnia.Methods
Based on a random sample from the general population (N=3,600), 1,936 participants filled out a baseline and 1-year follow-up survey on perfectionism (concern over mistakes and personal standards), emotional distress and insomnia.Results
The results from sequential logistic regression analyses showed that concern over mistakes was significantly related to pre-existing and future insomnia. When emotional distress was accounted for, none of the perfectionism subscales contributed significantly in explaining pre-existing and future insomnia.Conclusions
The results indicate that though perfectionism seems to be related to both pre-existing and future insomnia, its role seems relatively weak.