The Relation Among Sleep Duration, Homework Burden, and Sleep Hygiene in Chinese School-Aged Children

Wan qi Sun, Karen Spruyt, Wen juan Chen, Yan rui Jiang, David Schonfeld, Ryan Adams, Chia huei Tseng, Xiao ming Shen, Fan Jiang

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Abstract

Insufficient sleep in school-aged children is common in modern society, with homework burden being a potential risk factor. The aim of this article is to explore the effect of sleep hygiene on the association between homework and sleep duration. Children filled out the Chinese version of the Adolescent Sleep Hygiene Scale, and parents filled out a sociodemographic questionnaire. The final sample included 363 boys and 371 girls with a mean age of 10.82 ± 0.38 years. Children with more homework went to bed later and slept less. Better sleep hygiene was associated with earlier bedtimes and longer sleep duration. Findings suggest that homework burden had a larger effect on sleep duration than sleep hygiene. Fifth-grade children in Shanghai have an excessive homework burden, which overwrites the benefit of sleep hygiene on sleep duration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-411
Number of pages14
JournalBehavioral Sleep Medicine
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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