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Promoting teen sleep - short- and long-term effects on mental well-being

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2022 - 2025

Contact

External

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Research environments

An increasing amount of teenagers are sleeping too little on school nights. In the short term, mental health as well as school performances are affected. Further, it increases the risk of leaving school without approved grades and developing long term health problems. It is therefore vital to buck this trend. The overall aim of this project is to advance our knowledge of effectiveness of two sleep promoting school-based programs (high- and low-intensity) in grade 7-8 which have the potential to prevent future depression. 

Does a school-based sleep intervention delivered at the classroom level on five occasions affect sleep length, perceived quality of sleep, and mental health? Are effects maintained at 1-year follow-up? Does pre-bedtime mobile-stop affect sleep duration, perceived sleep quality, and mental health? Are effects maintained at 1-year follow-up? Which program is most effective? We will compare the high vs low intensity program using the RE-AIM framework.

Project Manager: Pernilla Garmy, Kristianstad University.

From left: Assistant professor Pernilla Garmy (Kristianstad University), Associate professor Annika Norell Clarke (Örebro University & Karlstad University), dr Serena Bauducco (Örebro University) and dr Christina Sandlund (Akademiskt primärvårdscentrum).

From left: associate professor Pernilla Garmy (Kristianstad University), associate professor Annika Norell Clarke (Örebro University & Karlstads University), dr Serena Bauducco (Örebro University) and dr Christina Sandlund (Akademiskt Primärvårdscentrum). 

Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)