Quality and sleep habits in higher education students

Authors

  • Beatriz Almeida Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Coimbra, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0259-1038
  • Carlos Albuquerque Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal | UICISA:E, ESEnfC, Coimbra / SIGMA – Phi Xi Chapter, ESEnfC, Coimbra, Portugal | CIEC - UM, Braga, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2297-0636
  • Madalena Cunha Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal | UICISA:E, ESEnfC, Coimbra / SIGMA – Phi Xi Chapter, ESEnfC, Coimbra, Portugal | CIEC - UM, Braga, Portugal
  • Anabela Antunes Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu, Viseu, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29352/mill0207e.10.00378

Keywords:

students, sleep, sleep disorder

Abstract

Introduction: The transition phase to University education is marked by changes that occur in many various aspects, including changes in sleep patterns, which plays an active role in the general development of students, especially regarding restorative functions.

Objectives: To analyze the factors that affect the quality of sleep of higher education students.

Methods: A systematic literature review was made, with a selection of articles in a temporal frieze from 2012-2020, on PubMed, B-On and SCIELO search engines. The studies were analyzed and evaluated according to the inclusion criteria previously determined. The review was constituted by 5 articles, those that revealed methodological quality.

Results: The results obtained reveal that, overall, university education students show poor sleep quality, being related, among others, to factors such as being a student worker, working in shifts, consuming caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.

Conclusion: In view of the results found, it is considered the need to sensitize higher education students in relation to sleep habits, daytime sleepiness and health literacy, to inform and train them in these areas to reduce risk behaviors more and more threatening their quality of sleep and health in general.

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Published

2020-12-18

How to Cite

Almeida, B., Albuquerque, C., Cunha, . M., & Antunes, A. (2020). Quality and sleep habits in higher education students . Millenium - Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health, 2(7e), 85–93. https://doi.org/10.29352/mill0207e.10.00378

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Education and Social Development Sciences