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Energy drink intake is associated with insomnia and decreased daytime functioning in young adult females


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Trapp, GS, Hurworth, M, Jacoby, P, Maddison, K, Allen, K, Martin, K, Christian, H, Ambrosini, GL, Oddy, WH ORCID: 0000-0002-6119-7017 and Eastwood, PR 2020 , 'Energy drink intake is associated with insomnia and decreased daytime functioning in young adult females' , Public Health Nutrition , pp. 1-10 , doi: 10.1017/S1368980020001652.

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Objective:To investigate the association between energy drink (ED) use and sleep-related disturbances in a population-based sample of young adults from the Raine Study. Design: Analysis of cross-sectional data obtained from self-administered questionnaires to assess ED use and sleep disturbance (Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ-10) and the Pittsburgh Sleep Symptoms Questionnaire-Insomnia (PSSQ-I)). Regression modelling was used to estimate the effect of ED use on sleep disturbances. All models adjusted for various potential confounders. Setting: Western Australia. Participants: Males and females, aged 22 years, from Raine Study Gen2-22 year follow-up. Results: Of the 1115 participants, 66 % were never/rare users (i.e. once/month to Conclusions: We found a positive association between ED use and sleep disturbances in young adult females. Given the importance of sleep for overall health, and ever-increasing ED use, intervention strategies are needed to curb ED use in young adults, particularly females. Further research is needed to determine causation and elucidate reasons for gender-specific findings.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Trapp, GS and Hurworth, M and Jacoby, P and Maddison, K and Allen, K and Martin, K and Christian, H and Ambrosini, GL and Oddy, WH and Eastwood, PR
Keywords: energy drinks, females, insomnia, sleep, The Raine Study, young adults
Journal or Publication Title: Public Health Nutrition
Publisher: C A B I Publishing
ISSN: 1368-9800
DOI / ID Number: 10.1017/S1368980020001652
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