Sleep, media habits and lifestyle in adolescents

SND-ID: EXT 0279

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Pernilla Garmy - Kristianstad University


In the academic year 2008/2009 Pernilla Garmy initiated a longitudinal study regarding sleep, media habits, and lifestyle in school aged children (ages 6–16; n=3011 in collaboration with all the school nurses in the city of Lund in southern Sweden. The results showed that the questionnaire was reasonable (Garmy et al. 2012a), that short sleep periods were associated with fatigue and less enjoyment in school (Garmy et al. 2012b), and that excessive screen time (i.e. time spent at television and/or computer) was linked with overweight children (Garmy et al. 2014). In the academic years 2011–2012 and 2012–2013, a follow-up study was conducted. The baseline investigation consisted of children who were 6–7 years old and about 10 years old during the follow-up investigation. The study was then repeated in collaboration with all of the school nurses in the city, and the survey and height and length measurements were conducted for all 10-year old school children during individual health visits with the school nurse (n=1300) (Garmy et al. 2018). This study showed that short sleep periods and long scree

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Kristianstad University

Responsible department/unit

Faculty of Health Science

Protection and ethical review

Ethics Review

Lund - Ref. 2015/113 samt 2017/600

Method and time period

Unit of analysis


School children in five municipalities in Southern Sweden aged 6-18

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

2008 – ongoing

Geographic coverage
Topic and keywords
Published: 2019-01-18