Background A parent survey was conducted to assess the sleep habits of children residing in various countries before and during the SARS‐CoV‐2 pandemic. It was hypothesized that lockdown would be associated with increased sleep duration. Methods Outcomes were changes in bedtime, wake time, and sleep duration in the pandemic compared to before. Logistic regression was applied to evaluate the effects of age and covariates on outcomes. Results A total of 845 questionnaires completed from May 1 to June 10, 2020 were analyzed (45.8% female; age 3–17 years). During the pandemic, 23.1% of preschoolers, 46.2% of school‐age children, and 89.8% of adolescents were going to bed after 10 p.m. on weekdays compared to 7.1%, 9.4%, and 57.1% respectively before the pandemic, with these proportions being higher on weekends. Likewise, 42.5% of preschoolers, 61.3% of school‐age children, and 81.2% of adolescents were waking after 8 a.m. on weekdays (11.6%, 4.9%, and 10.3%, before) with these proportions being greater on weekends. Sleep duration did not change in 43% of participants on weekdays and in 46.2% on weekends. The 14–17 years group had fourfold increased odds for longer sleep duration on weekdays (p < .01), and children aged 6–13 years had twofold increased odds for longer sleep duration on weekends relative to the 3–5 years age group (p = .01). Conclusions Although lockdown was associated with later bedtime and wake time, this shift did not alter sleep duration in more than 40% of children. Yet, compared to preschoolers, high school‐aged children were more likely to sleep more on weekdays and primary school children on weekends.

Effects of the COVID‐19 lockdown on sleep duration in children and adolescents: A survey across different continents / Kaditis, Athanasios G.; Ohler, Adrienne; Gileles‐Hillel, Alex; Choshen‐Hillel, Shoham; Gozal, David; Bruni, Oliviero; Aydinoz, Secil; Cortese, Rene; Kheirandish‐Gozal, Leila. - In: PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY. - ISSN 8755-6863. - (2021). [10.1002/ppul.25367]

Effects of the COVID‐19 lockdown on sleep duration in children and adolescents: A survey across different continents

Oliviero Bruni
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2021

Abstract

Background A parent survey was conducted to assess the sleep habits of children residing in various countries before and during the SARS‐CoV‐2 pandemic. It was hypothesized that lockdown would be associated with increased sleep duration. Methods Outcomes were changes in bedtime, wake time, and sleep duration in the pandemic compared to before. Logistic regression was applied to evaluate the effects of age and covariates on outcomes. Results A total of 845 questionnaires completed from May 1 to June 10, 2020 were analyzed (45.8% female; age 3–17 years). During the pandemic, 23.1% of preschoolers, 46.2% of school‐age children, and 89.8% of adolescents were going to bed after 10 p.m. on weekdays compared to 7.1%, 9.4%, and 57.1% respectively before the pandemic, with these proportions being higher on weekends. Likewise, 42.5% of preschoolers, 61.3% of school‐age children, and 81.2% of adolescents were waking after 8 a.m. on weekdays (11.6%, 4.9%, and 10.3%, before) with these proportions being greater on weekends. Sleep duration did not change in 43% of participants on weekdays and in 46.2% on weekends. The 14–17 years group had fourfold increased odds for longer sleep duration on weekdays (p < .01), and children aged 6–13 years had twofold increased odds for longer sleep duration on weekends relative to the 3–5 years age group (p = .01). Conclusions Although lockdown was associated with later bedtime and wake time, this shift did not alter sleep duration in more than 40% of children. Yet, compared to preschoolers, high school‐aged children were more likely to sleep more on weekdays and primary school children on weekends.
2021
COVID‐19 lockdown sleep children adolescents
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Effects of the COVID‐19 lockdown on sleep duration in children and adolescents: A survey across different continents / Kaditis, Athanasios G.; Ohler, Adrienne; Gileles‐Hillel, Alex; Choshen‐Hillel, Shoham; Gozal, David; Bruni, Oliviero; Aydinoz, Secil; Cortese, Rene; Kheirandish‐Gozal, Leila. - In: PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY. - ISSN 8755-6863. - (2021). [10.1002/ppul.25367]
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