Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
Comparative Study
. Spring 2013;105(1):4-15.
doi: 10.1016/s0027-9684(15)30080-8.

Sleep-related Behaviors and Beliefs Associated With Race/Ethnicity in Women

Affiliations
Free PMC article
Comparative Study

Sleep-related Behaviors and Beliefs Associated With Race/Ethnicity in Women

Michael A Grandner et al. J Natl Med Assoc. .
Free PMC article

Abstract

Explore how social factors influence sleep, especially sleep-related beliefs and behaviors. Sleep complaints, sleep hygiene behaviors, and beliefs about sleep were studied in 65 black/African American and white/European American women. Differences were found for snoring and discrepancy between sleep duration and need. Sleep behaviors differed across groups for napping, methods for coping with sleep difficulties, and nonsleep behaviors in bed. Beliefs also distinguished groups, with differences in motivation for sleep and beliefs about sleep being important for health and functioning. These findings have important public health implications in terms of developing effective sleep education interventions that include consideration of cultural aspects.

Figures

Figure 1
Figure 1
Difference Between Reported Sleep Duration and Perceived Sleep Need in White and Black Participants Numbers represent the difference in categories chosen. Negative numbers indicate that the participant reports greater sleep duration than need.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 14 articles

See all "Cited by" articles

Publication types

Feedback