Journal article

Cross-sectional sleep thresholds for optimal health and wellbeing in Australian 4-9-year-olds

AMH Price, Jon Quach, Melissa Wake, M Bittman, Hiscock Hiscock

Sleep Medicine | Elsevier | Published : 2016

Abstract

Aim: Using national Australian time-diary data, we aimed to empirically determine sleep duration thresholds beyond which children have poorer health, learning, quality of life, and weight status and parents have poorer mental health. Methods: Design/Setting: Cross-sectional data from the first three waves of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Participants: A nationally representative sample of 4983 4–5-year-olds, recruited in 2004 from the Australian Medicare database and followed biennially; 3631 had analyzable sleep information and a concurrent measure of health and well-being for at least one wave. Main measures: Exposure: At each wave, a parent completed 24-h time-use diarie..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award


Funding Acknowledgements

MW was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (APP1046518); HH by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (APP1068947); and JQ by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award DE140100751. The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute administered the grants and provided infrastructural support to its staff but played no role in the conduct or analysis of the trial. Research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.