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Importance of characterising sleep breaks within the 24-h movement behaviour framework

Sabia, S; Yerramalla, MS; Liu-Ambrose, T; (2022) Importance of characterising sleep breaks within the 24-h movement behaviour framework. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity , 19 (1) , Article 3. 10.1186/s12966-021-01241-5. Green open access

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Abstract

Accelerometers measure the acceleration of the body part they are attached and allow to estimate time spent in activity levels (sedentary behaviour, light, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity) and sleep over a 24-h period for several consecutive days. These advantages come with the challenges to analyse the large amount of data while integrating dimensions of both physical activity/sedentary behaviour and sleep domains. This commentary raises the questions of 1) how to classify sleep breaks (i.e. wake after sleep onset) during the night within the 24-h movement behaviour framework and 2) how to assess their impact on health while also accounting for night time sleep duration and time in sedentary behaviour and physical activity during the day. The authors advocate for future collaborations between researchers from the physical activity/sedentary behaviour and sleep research fields to ensure appropriate analysis and interpretation of the tremendous amount of data recorded by the newer generation accelerometers. This is the only way forward to provide meaningfully accurate evidence to inform future 24-h movement behaviour guidelines.

Type: Article
Title: Importance of characterising sleep breaks within the 24-h movement behaviour framework
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/s12966-021-01241-5
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-021-01241-5
Language: English
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Keywords: Nutrition & Dietetics, Physiology, Sleep, Physical activity, Sedentary time, Sleep breaks, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR, PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, HEALTH, OLDER
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10142122
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