Lifestyle risk behaviours among adolescents: a two-year longitudinal study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
This research examines changes in the prevalence of six key chronic disease risk factors (the 'Big 6'), from before (2019) to during (2021) the COVID-19 pandemic, among a large and geographically diverse sample of adolescents, and whether differences over time are associated with lockdown status...
This report summarises evidence on the prevalence of sleep problems and their relationship with chronic health conditions.
This report provides a comprehensive case for an awareness and prevention strategy of sleep disorders and their consequences.
There has been limited data on how many children under five in Aotearoa New Zealand are meeting current sleep duration and sleep quality guidelines. To address this, researchers from Massey University, Queensland University of Technology and the Ministry of Health analysed sleep and sociodemographic data...
The purpose of this research was to understand the level of awareness of commonly promoted healthy sleep messages, experiences with these messages, enablers and barriers to implementing the messages, whether additional support or information may be needed and how this could best be shared with...
This inquiry investigated policy, research, education and public investment concerning sleep health awareness. Recommendations include a national education and awareness campaign, a review of practices for for shift workers, improved access to related healthcare services and tests, and dedicated research funding.
Effects of night-time bedroom temperature on morning blood pressure during winter: A multilevel analysis
Purpose / Context – To analyse the association between night-time temperature in the bedroom and morning blood pressure (BP). Methodology / Approach - Data were obtained from field surveys conducted from November 2014 to March 2015 on indoor temperature, home BP, sleep, and personal attributes...
This report was commissioned by the Sleep Health Foundation to re-estimate the cost of sleep disorders based on updated cost information and developments in the literature, which result in different methodology from the previous analysis.
This first portion of this issue looks at normal sleep patterns in the first year of life, sleep problems, co-sleeping and ways of ameliorating sleep problems. The second portion looks specifically at sleep problems including what parents can do, suggestions for bedtime problems and suggestions...