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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 577-583
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.064


Spectrum Actigraphy Sleep and Caregiver Wellbeing
Greg Clare*, I.J. Washburn and P. Hebert
Design, Housing and Merchandising Oklahoma State University 431 Human Sciences Stillwater, OK 74078, U.S.A.
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Healthy adult shift workers from continuing care retirement centers wore Philip’s Actigraph Spectrum watches for a 21-day period to generate pilot data about the effects of natural and built environmental light exposures on sleep behaviors.  The study found that average levels of light are more important to prediction of the behavioral and sleep for predicting the outcomes than the maximum levels. However, for blue light, only the maximum levels predicted the outcomes. Dummy variables measuring the environmental light model effects on sleep including caregiver work shifts (morning, afternoon, night) did not significantly influence sleep behaviors, however self-reported work and family stress demonstrated significant effects on sleep variables while financial stress did not among the caregiver group.


Keywords: Circadian rhythms, Sleep Behaviors, Lighting,Actigraph Spectrum.
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Greg Clare, I.J. Washburn and P. Hebert. 2016. Spectrum Actigraphy Sleep and Caregiver WellbeingInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 577-583. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.064