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Loneliness and sleep in older adults

Shankar, A (2020) Loneliness and sleep in older adults. SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY, 55 (2). pp. 269-272. ISSN 0933-7954 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-019-01805-8
SGUL Authors: Shankar, Aparna

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Abstract

Purpose The present analysis aims to examine if loneliness is associated with sleep problems and duration over a 4-year period in a sample of older adults aged 50 years and over. Methods Data on loneliness, sleep duration, sleep problems and covariates were obtained from 5698 participants from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing at baseline (wave 4) and follow up (wave 6). Results Following adjustment for covariates, baseline loneliness was associated with an increase in the odds of reporting short sleep, and more sleep problems at follow up. Conclusions Short sleep may represent an important mechanism through which loneliness affects health.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-019-01805-8
Keywords: 1103 Clinical Sciences, 1702 Cognitive Science, 1701 Psychology, Psychiatry
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Population Health Research Institute (INPH)
Journal or Publication Title: SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
ISSN: 0933-7954
Dates:
DateEvent
February 2020Published
15 November 2019Published Online
9 November 2019Accepted
Publisher License: Publisher's own licence
URI: http://openaccess.sgul.ac.uk/id/eprint/111371
Publisher's version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-019-01805-8

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