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Sleep problems in university students – an intervention

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2017
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7 news outlets
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7 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages
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1 Google+ user
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Title
Sleep problems in university students – an intervention
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2017
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s142067
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Authors

Angelika Schlarb, Anja Friedrich, Merle Claßen

Abstract

Up to 60% of all college students suffer from a poor sleep quality, and 7.7% meet all criteria of an insomnia disorder. Sleep problems have a great impact on the students' daily life, for example, the grade point average. Due to irregular daytime routines, chronotype changes, side jobs and exam periods, they need specialized treatments for improving sleep. "Studieren wie im Schlaf" (SWIS; (studying in your sleep)) is a multicomponent sleep training that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and Hypnotherapy for Insomnia to improve students' sleep, insomnia symptoms and nightmares. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the acceptance, feasibility and the first effects of SWIS. Twenty-seven students (mean =24.24, standard deviation =3.57) participated in a study of pre-post design. The acceptance and feasibility were measured with questionnaires. In addition, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), sleep logs and actigraphy were implemented. Further variables encompassed daytime sleepiness, sleep-related personality traits and cognitions about sleep. Seventy-four percent of the participants reported symptoms of an insomnia disorder, and 51.9% fulfilled all criteria of an insomnia disorder according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (fifth edition). Correspondingly, the students suffered from clinically relevant sleep problems according to the PSQI. The SWIS sleep training is a well-accepted and feasible program. Significant improvements were observed in the subjective sleep quality and sleep-related personality traits, as well as clinical improvements in objective sleep measures. Findings showed that SWIS is a feasible program for the treatment of sleep problems in college and university students due to its various effects on sleep and cognitive outcomes. Further evaluation of follow-up measurements and additional variables, that is, cognitive performance and mental health, is needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 453 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 156 34%
Student > Master 32 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 4%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 4%
Researcher 15 3%
Other 43 9%
Unknown 168 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 69 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 55 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 52 11%
Social Sciences 17 4%
Sports and Recreations 13 3%
Other 70 15%
Unknown 177 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 November 2022.
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#4
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