Percepción de calidad de sueño en jóvenes universitarios y relaciones románticas: Estudio de corte transversal

Translated title of the contribution: Sleep quality perception and romantic relationships in university students: Cross-sectional study

Claudia Talero-Gu Tierrez, Felipe Duran-Torres, Milciades Ibañez-Pinilla, Isabel Perez-Olmos, Carlos Mario Echeverria-Palacio

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Abstract

Introduction: Sleep in adolescence is influenced by emotional states triggered by romantic relationships, which can be determinant in sleep quality perception. Objective: This study was designed to assess the association between sleep quality perception and romantic relationships, as well as its characteristics in late adolescent/young adult university students. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in 443 subjects. Sleep quality perception was quantified using a validated diary for young persons. Individual attachment style, romantic relationship status and its characteristics were determined using specific validated measures. Results: Sleep quality perception was determined using five multivariate models that included statistically significant characteristics of romantic relationships. Higher sleep quality perception was associated with the level of satisfaction of a subject with the relationship and liking for the partner (p=0.035). The prevalence of romantic relationships in students was 64% (95%CI: 59.4-68.9). The individuals that were not in a romantic relationship experienced significantly prolonged sleep latency (p<0.05). Conclusion: Higher sleep quality perception in university students is associated with being in a romantic relationship and the attachment style. These aspects can be identified and intervened, if support systems of educational institutions recognize their potential importance for health, wellbeing and academic performance.

Translated title of the contributionSleep quality perception and romantic relationships in university students: Cross-sectional study
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Facultad de Medicina
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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