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dc.contributor.authorCattry, Deepikaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStavitsky, Karinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAu, Rhodaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-20T19:50:11Z
dc.date.available2013-04-18T13:21:33Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-20
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/1423
dc.description.abstractBackground: To date, there is limited research examining sleep patterns in elementary school children. Previous researchers focused on parental responses rather than student responses to determine factors that affect sleep. The presented study surveyed sleep patterns and examined external factors affecting total sleep time among elementary school children and adolescents. Methods: Students in grades 2-5 (n=885) and grade 10 (n=190) enrolled in a public school system in the Northeast, completed a district administered survey that included questions on sleep duration and hygiene. Results. Average reported sleep duration decreased with increasing grade level. Children in grades 2-5 woke up earlier (31.7-72.4%) and on their own in comparison to adolescents in grade 10 (6.8%). Significantly shorter sleep durations were associated with having a television (grades 2, 4, 5, p< 0.01) or a cell phone in the room (grades 3, 4; p < 0.05), playing on the computer or video games (grades 3, 4, p<.001) before going to bed. In contrast, students in grade 2, 3, & 4 who reported reading a book before going to bed slept on average 21 minutes more per night (p=.029, .007, .009, respectively). For tenth graders, only consumption of energy drinks led to significant reduction in sleep duration (p<.0001). Conclusion. Sleep is a fundamental aspect in maintaining a healthy and adequate life style. Understanding sleep patterns will assist parents, health care providers, and educators in promoting quality sleep hygiene in school-aged children.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPartial funding was provided by BU UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program).en_US
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dc.subjectSchool-aged childrenen_US
dc.subjectSleepen_US
dc.subjectSleep hygieneen_US
dc.subjectSchool-based surveyen_US
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_US
dc.titleSleep Patterns in Elementary School Children (Grades 2-5) and Adolescents (Grade 10)en_US
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