Associations between sleep duration, sleep quality and diabetic retinopathy
Nicholas YQ Tan, Merwyn Chew, Yih-Chung Tham, Duc Nguyen Quang, Masayuki Yasuda, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien Yin Wong, Charumathi Sabanayagam
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Abnormal durations of sleep have been associated with risk of diabetes. However, it is not clear if sleep duration is associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we included 1,231 (Malay, n = 395; Indian, n = 836) adults (mean age 64.4 ± 9.0 years, 50.4% female) with diabetes from the second visit of two independent population-based cohort studies (2011-15) in Singapore. Self-reported habitual sleep duration was categorized as short (<6 h), normal (6≤ h <8), and long (≥8 h). Questionnaires were administered to detect risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), excessive daytime sleepiness, and insomnia, all of which may indicate poor quality of slee..View full abstract
Awarded by National Medical Research Council, Singapore
Awarded by SingHealth Foundation Research
This study was supported by the National Medical Research Council (NMRC CIRG/1371/2013 and NMRC/STaR/016/2013), Singapore and SingHealth Foundation Research, SHF/FG563S/2012. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.