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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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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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Angelika Anita 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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Country Count As %
Unknown 549 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 165 30%
Student > Master 34 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 4%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 4%
Researcher 17 3%
Other 57 10%
Unknown 233 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 80 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 60 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 54 10%
Social Sciences 18 3%
Sports and Recreations 13 2%
Other 78 14%
Unknown 246 45%
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