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Sleep problems and heart rate variability over the working day

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Sleep Research, February 2012
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Title
Sleep problems and heart rate variability over the working day
Published in
Journal of Sleep Research, February 2012
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2012.00996.x
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Authors

MARTA JACKOWSKA, SAMANTHA DOCKRAY, ROMANO ENDRIGHI, HILDE HENDRICKX, ANDREW STEPTOE

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to discover whether greater sleep problems are associated with reduced heart rate variability during working hours and at night, and to determine whether this association is in part mediated by experienced affective states. This study involved 199 working women with a mean age of 33.8years. Sleep problems were assessed with the Jenkins Sleep Problems Scale, and the Day Reconstruction Method was used to measure positive affect and stress on the evening before and during the working day. Heart rate variability was indexed by the mean square root of the successive standard difference in heart period. Disturbed sleep was inversely related to heart rate variability during the working day (P=0.022), independently of demographic and behavioural confounders. Additional adjustment for positive affect and stress did not lead to further reductions in the association between sleep problems and reduced heart rate variability over the work day. Sleep problems were not predictive of reduced night-time heart rate variability. This report extends the findings from experimental studies and clinical samples, and suggests that disturbed sleep might impair heart rate variability in real life settings, in particular during working hours. Reduced heart rate variability might be a potential pathway linking sleep problems with cardiovascular disease. Based on the current data there was little evidence that the inverse associations between sleep problems and heart rate variability were mediated by experienced affective states.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sweden 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Unknown 102 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 16%
Student > Master 15 14%
Researcher 13 12%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 25 24%
Unknown 17 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 32 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 17%
Sports and Recreations 9 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 8%
Neuroscience 5 5%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 19 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 72. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 December 2021.
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#448,577
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Outputs from Journal of Sleep Research
#93
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#3,064
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Sleep Research
#2
of 14 outputs
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