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Associations of sleep problems with health-risk behaviors and psychological well-being among Canadian adults

TitleAssociations of sleep problems with health-risk behaviors and psychological well-being among Canadian adults
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsDai, H., Mei Z., An A., Lu Y., and Wu J.
JournalSleep Health
VolumeePub ahead of Print
Keywordshealth-risk behaviors, insomnia symptom, sleep duration, well-being
Abstract

Objectives Examine the associations of sleep problems with health-risk behaviors and psychological well-being in a representative sample of Canadian adults. Design Cross-sectional. Setting The 2011-2012 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS, conducted by Statistics Canada). Participants Of all individuals taking part in the 2011-2012 CCHS, 42,600 participants aged =>18 years from five provinces/territories (Nova Scotia, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, and Yukon) who participated in the sleep survey module were selected for this study. Measurements Health conditions were self-reported. Sleep problems referred to extreme sleep durations (either 10 hours) and insomnia symptom. Health-risk behaviors included physical inactivity, daily smoking, highly sedentary behavior, and insufficient fruit and vegetable consumption. Worse psychological well-being included having worse self-rated general health, worse self-rated mental health, and worse sense of belonging, and being dissatisfied with life. Results The participants represented 10,614,600 Canadian adults aged =>18 years from the five abovementioned provinces/territories. A significantly higher prevalence of all health-risk behaviors and worse psychological well-being was found among participants with extreme sleep durations (than those with 7 to

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352721820300681
DOI10.1016/j.sleh.2020.02.003
Document URLhttps://www.sleephealthjournal.org/article/S2352-7218(20)30068-1/fulltext