The association between chronotype and nonrestorative sleep

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dc.contributor Dautovich, Natalie D.
dc.contributor Geyer, James D.
dc.contributor.advisor Lichstein, Kenneth L. Tutek, Joshua 2017-03-02T19:55:01Z 2017-03-02T19:55:01Z 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002499
dc.identifier.other Tutek_alatus_0004M_12735
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Nonrestorative sleep (NRS), characterized by a lack of refreshment upon awakening, has received little attention in the sleep literature even though it can occur and cause impairment apart from other sleep difficulties associated with insomnia. The Restorative Sleep Questionnaire (RSQ; Drake et al., 2014) is one of the first validated self-report instruments for investigating NRS severity, presenting new opportunities to explore what factors predict and perhaps contribute to unrefreshing sleep. The present study sought to determine whether inherent circadian preference for morning or evening activity, known as chronotype, predicted restorative sleep in 164 college undergraduates who completed daily RSQs over two weeks. Participants who endorsed greater orientation to evening activity on the morningness-eveningness questionnaire (Terman, Rifkin, Jacobs, & White, 2001) reported significantly less average restorative sleep across their full sampling period, and this association was maintained after accounting for demographic factors, number of sleep-relevant psychiatric and medical diagnoses, sleep diary parameters, self-reported status as an insomniac, and ratings of sleep quality. Furthermore, when analyses were conducted separately for weekday and weekend RSQ scores, eveningness significantly predicted NRS above extraneous variables only during the workweek, not during Saturday and Sunday. These findings have implications for the developing conceptualization of NRS, and continue the work of elucidating the interconnections between common sleep disturbances and the circadian system.
dc.format.extent 44 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
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dc.subject.other Clinical psychology
dc.subject.other Physiological psychology
dc.title The association between chronotype and nonrestorative sleep
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology Psychology The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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