Sleep and stress in adolescents: the roles of pre-sleep arousal and coping during school and vacation
Svetlana Maskevich, Amy Cassanet, Nicholas B Allen, John Trinder, Bei Bei
SLEEP MEDICINE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020
STUDY OBJECTIVES: This study explored the relationship between stress and actigraphy-measured and self-reported sleep in adolescents during periods of restricted (school) and unrestricted (vacation) sleep opportunities. We further examined whether (1) cognitive pre-sleep arousal (PSA) mediated the relationship between stress and sleep onset latency (SOL), and (2) coping moderated the effect of stress on PSA. METHODS: Participants were 146 (77 females) adolescents (M = 16.2, SD = 1.0) recruited from the community. Actigraphy assessed daily sleep over the last week of a school-term and the following two-week vacation. The following self-report measures were administered during both school and ..View full abstract
This work was supported by the Melbourne School of Psychological Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The authors thank participating secondary schools for their support during data collection.