Sleep problems are associated with academic performance in a national sample of collegiate athletes.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Sep 9:1-8. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Sleep and Health Research Program, University of Arizona, UAHS Suite 7326 , Tucson , Arizona , USA.

Examine associations between a range of sleep problems and academic performance in a national sample of collegiate athletes. Data were obtained from the National College Health Assessment of US college/university students from 2011-2014 ( = 8,312 collegiate athletes). Univariate comparisons for all sleep variables and demographics were stratified across GPA, using one-way ANOVA for continuous variables and chi-square for categorical variables. Multinomial logistic regression models, with GPA as outcome (reference = A) and sleep variable as predictor, were examined and adjusted for age, sex, and survey year. Ordinal regression examined a 1-level change in GPA associated with each sleep variable, adjusted for covariates. Sleep difficulty was associated with increased likelihood of B/C averages. Initial-insomnia was associated with increased likelihood of B/C, and D/F averages. Tiredness was associated with increased likelihood of B/C, and D/F averages. Sleep problems are highly prevalent and associated with poorer academic performance in collegiate athletes.

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