Little research has been conducted on the relationship between sleep and physical/mental wellness. This study examines the relationship between sleep and various factors of health and well being, such as perceived tiredness/fatigue, physical activity, and fitness levels, among college students. Sleep quantity and physical activity are measured among over 80 participants using the Physical Activity Recall (PAR) interview. As confirmation of physical activity recorded by the PAR interview, pedometer data from over 40 participants is reviewed. Fitness assessment measures include blood pressure and body fat percentage. Lower levels of wellness are expected to significantly correlate with deviantly high and low measures of sleep quantity, whereas higher levels of wellness are expected to correlate with middle range sleep quantities. Implications for understanding and improving health behaviors are discussed.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Parr, Emily; Carter, Brandy; Carr, Emily; and Brown, Seth
"Relationships Between Sleep and Wellness Among College Students,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 7:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol7/iss1/16