Health & Wellness
Latest physical activity survey reveals screen time at bedtime and too much sitting affecting quality of sleep.
Albertans are getting enough sleep every night but the soundness of that sleep could be much better, according to the latest survey from the University of Alberta’s Centre for Active Living.
The 2019 Alberta Survey on Physical Activity revealed Albertans average better than 7.5 hours of sleep per weekday and more than eight each night on the weekend. However, avoidable pre-bed rituals and a propensity for sitting might be affecting the quality of that sleep.
“People underestimate the importance of sleep as part of a healthy, active lifestyle,” said Nora Johnston, director of the centre in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.
“If we look at children, we’re looking at (poor sleep affecting) neurodevelopment and learning. For adults it could be memory, emotional regulation, metabolic health, cardiovascular health. O...