Preprint Article Version 1 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

Associations Between Self-Reported Sleep, Wellbeing and Physical Activity in Irish Adolescents

Version 1 : Received: 16 July 2021 / Approved: 28 July 2021 / Online: 28 July 2021 (10:17:01 CEST)

How to cite: Murphy, J.; Sweeney, M.R.; O'Hagan, A.D.; McGrane, B. Associations Between Self-Reported Sleep, Wellbeing and Physical Activity in Irish Adolescents. Preprints 2021, 2021070617 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0617.v1). Murphy, J.; Sweeney, M.R.; O'Hagan, A.D.; McGrane, B. Associations Between Self-Reported Sleep, Wellbeing and Physical Activity in Irish Adolescents. Preprints 2021, 2021070617 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0617.v1).

Abstract

Growing evidence suggests sleep plays an important role in the development of healthy adolescents, with increased interest in the associations between sleep and mental health. Higher duration and quality of sleep has been suggested as a mechanism for increased wellbeing in adolescents. Cross sectional data was collected from 5,661 Irish adolescents. 55% of Irish adolescents reported meeting the guidelines for adolescents of 8-10 hours per night. This was found to decrease with age. Higher duration and quality of sleep was positively associated with wellbeing and negatively associated with symptoms of anxiety and depression. A higher frequency of physical activity was associated with longer duration and higher quality of sleep. 9-10 hours of sleep was associated with the highest levels of wellbeing and lowest symptoms of anxiety and depression. The relationship between physical activity and increased wellbeing may be impacted by physical activity leading to higher durations and quality of sleep.

Keywords

Sleep duration; sleep latency; sleep efficiency; health behaviour

Comments (0)

We encourage comments and feedback from a broad range of readers. See criteria for comments and our diversity statement.

Leave a public comment
Send a private comment to the author(s)
Views 0
Downloads 0
Comments 0
Metrics 0


×
Alerts
Notify me about updates to this article or when a peer-reviewed version is published.
We use cookies on our website to ensure you get the best experience.
Read more about our cookies here.