What is it about?

This paper presents a study whose objective was to investigate the human interaction with postural behaviors in the residences' bedroom of female university students during the periods in which the subjects were asleep, awake, out of bed, doing activities, using a pillow in different time periods and with ecological validation.

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Why is it important?

The behavioral and postural habits and sleep rhythm of university students change depending on the academic period, either because it requires a different pace of study (academic activities) or other types of events but this has rarely been reported in the literature which would allow an analysis and evaluation of this behavior through sleep disorders.


This data is essential for health care professionals who can use this information to enable a reduction factor of complaints of back pain, to make recommendations with schools and universities to change the demands of academic activities by distributing them throughout the semester and not at the end of each period.

Professor Gustavo Desouzart
Piaget Institute of Viseu

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This page is a summary of: Human Body–Sleep System Interaction in Young Adult Residence, August 2016, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1201/9781315367668-22.
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