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Reasons for sleeping difficulties as perceived by adolescents: a content analysis
Högskolan i Borås.
Högskolan i Borås.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7117-9808
Högskolan i Borås.
(English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Sleeping difficulties are increasingly prevalent among adolescents worldwide and have negative consequences for adolescent health and education. The aim of this study was to describe the reasons for sleeping difficulties as perceived by adolescents. Sleeping difficulties include insufficient sleep, trouble falling asleep, waking up at night or sleep that does not leave an individual rested. Data were collected in 2015 using an open-ended question. The sample consisted of n = 475 adolescents from a city in Sweden, aged 15-16 years, with self-assessed sleeping difficulties. The results described the reasons for the adolescents' sleeping difficulties, at a general, thematic level, as an imbalance between requirements and preconditions, distributed to stress, technology use, poor sleep habits, existential thoughts, needs and suffering. To find a balance in their daily lives, adolescents may need support from parents, school nurses and school health services to deal with their sleeping difficulties.

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John Wiley & Sons.
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sleeping difficulties; adolescent; perception; questionnaire; content analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-76529DOI: 10.1111/scs.12750ISI: 000485751800001PubMedID: 31487078OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-76529DiVA, id: diva2:1393857
Available from: 2020-02-17 Created: 2020-02-17 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved

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