Snoring was related to self-reported daytime sleepiness and tiredness in young adults performing compulsory conscript service

Maija Orjatsalo, Jussi Toppila, Mikko Heimola, Katinka Tuisku, Petteri Simola, Antti-Jussi Ämmälä, Pekka Räisänen, Kai Parkkola, Tiina Paunio, Anniina Alakuijala

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Study Objectives: In young adults performing compulsory military service, fatigue and somnolence are common and presumably associated with objective or self-reported sleep deprivation. We aimed to find out whether objective sleep parameters from ambulatory polysomnography could explain their self-reported tiredness and sleepiness and whether habits were associated with sleep parameters or tiredness. Methods: Seventy (67 male, age 18-24 years) participants had their sleep assessed with polysomnography. Their self-reported symptoms and demographic data were obtained from online survey including Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Beck's Depression Inventory, items from Basic Nordic Sleep Questionnaire, Internet Addiction Scale, and lifestyle questions. Results: Snoring (audio recording, percentage of total sleep time) was associated with self-reported sleepiness (P = .010) and tiredness (P = .030) and snoring seemed to, partially, explain sleepiness (P = .029). Twenty-six percent of the conscripts had self-reported sleep deprivation (mismatch between reported need for sleep and reported sleep). Self-reported sleep deprivation was significantly associated with somnolence (P = .016) and fatigue (P = .026). Smartphone usage, both average time (P = .022) and frequency of usage (P = .0093) before bedtime, was associated with shorter total sleep time. On average, objective sleep time was rather short (7 hours, 6 minutes), sleep efficiency high (94.9%), proportion of N3 sleep high (27.7%), and sleep latency brief (9 minutes)-suggesting that many of the conscripts might have chronic partial sleep deprivation. Conclusions: Snoring might predispose to tiredness in presumably healthy young adults. Conscripts may have partial sleep deprivation.
TidskriftJournal of clinical sleep medicine
Sidor (från-till)243-251
Antal sidor9
StatusPublicerad - 1 feb. 2023
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad


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