Gender differences in sleep hygiene practices and sleep quality in New Zealand adolescents aged 15 to 17 years
posted by WM Admin on 2018-08-08 13:39:12.012
Year of Publication
Sleep Health, 3(2), 77-83
Journal article (peer reviewed)
Using data from a nationwide sample of New Zealand adolescents, the authors investigated self-reported sleep hygiene, and specifically evening technology and caffeine use, and body mass index, in relation to sleep quality. Participants were 692 adolescents, predominantly European (78%), with an average age of 16 years. Just over half had poor sleep quality with a higher prevalence in girls (63.1%) than boys (44.5%), and sleep hygiene was significantly worse in girls. Caffeine after dinner was associated with increased odds of a poorer score for daytime dysfunction. A 1-hour increase in evening technology time increased the odds of poor sleep efficiency by 20%. An increase in body mass index resulted in higher odds of poor sleep efficiency and of long sleep latency. The authors discuss the implications of these findings.
Type of Study
Cross-sectional, Survey, Quantitative
How to Access
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