Journal article

Sleep Patterns and Quality Are Associated with Severity of Obesity and Weight-Related Behaviors in Adolescents with Overweight and Obesity.

Jacqueline F Hayes, Katherine N Balantekin, Myra Altman, Denise E Wilfley, C Barr Taylor, Joanne Williams

Child Obes | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Inadequate sleep duration, sleep patterns, and sleep quality have been associated with metabolic, circadian, and behavioral changes that promote obesity. Adolescence is a period during which sleep habits change to include less sleep, later bedtimes, and greater bedtime shift (e.g., difference between weekend and weekday bedtime). Thus, sleep may play a role in adolescent obesity and weight-related behaviors. This study assesses sleep duration, quality, and schedules and their relationships to relative weight and body fat percentage as well as diet, physical activity, and screen time in adolescents with overweight/obesity. METHODS: Adolescents between 12 and 17 years old (n = 186)..

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