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Sleep and Television and Computer Habits of Swedish School-Age Children

Garmy, Pernilla LU ; Nyberg, Per LU and Jakobsson, Ulf LU (2012) In Journal of School Nursing 28(6). p.469-476
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate sleep, television and computer habits and enjoyment and feelings of tiredness in school of school-age children and adolescents in Sweden. An instrument found to be valid and reliable here was distributed to 3,011 children aged 6, 7, 10, 14, and 16 years. Those sleeping less than the median length of time reported a significantly lower degree of enjoyment of school. Short sleep was found to be associated with having a bedroom TV, spending more than 2 hr a day at the TV or the computer, being tired in school, and having difficulties both in waking up and in sleeping. Discussing sleep and media habits with schoolchildren and their parents regarding matters of optimal sleep and of how media habits... (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate sleep, television and computer habits and enjoyment and feelings of tiredness in school of school-age children and adolescents in Sweden. An instrument found to be valid and reliable here was distributed to 3,011 children aged 6, 7, 10, 14, and 16 years. Those sleeping less than the median length of time reported a significantly lower degree of enjoyment of school. Short sleep was found to be associated with having a bedroom TV, spending more than 2 hr a day at the TV or the computer, being tired in school, and having difficulties both in waking up and in sleeping. Discussing sleep and media habits with schoolchildren and their parents regarding matters of optimal sleep and of how media habits affect sleep and learning is seen to be an important task of the school health service. (Less)
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sleep length, television, computer, school-aged children, adolescents, school health service
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Journal of School Nursing
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28
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6
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469 - 476
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1546-8364
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10.1177/1059840512444133
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English
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  author       = {Garmy, Pernilla and Nyberg, Per and Jakobsson, Ulf},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {469--476},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of School Nursing},
  title        = {Sleep and Television and Computer Habits of Swedish School-Age Children},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059840512444133},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2012},
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