Journal article

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 ..

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