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      Reasons for sleeping difficulties as perceived by adolescents: a content analysis


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          Sleeping difficulties are increasingly prevalent among adolescents worldwide and have negative consequences for adolescent health and education. The aim of this study was to describe the reasons for sleeping difficulties as perceived by adolescents. Sleeping difficulties include insufficient sleep, trouble falling asleep, waking up at night or sleep that does not leave an individual rested. Data were collected in 2015 using an open‐ended question. The sample consisted of = 475 adolescents from a city in Sweden, aged 15–16 years, with self‐assessed sleeping difficulties. The results described the reasons for the adolescents’ sleeping difficulties, at a general, thematic level, as an imbalance between requirements and preconditions, distributed to stress, technology use, poor sleep habits, existential thoughts, needs and suffering. To find a balance in their daily lives, adolescents may need support from parents, school nurses and school health services to deal with their sleeping difficulties.

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                Role: PhD Studentmalin.jakobsson@hb.se
                Role: Professor of Caring Science and Research Leader in Elderly Research
                Role: Senior Lecturer in Nursing Science
                Scand J Caring Sci
                Scand J Caring Sci
                Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
                John Wiley and Sons Inc. (Hoboken )
                05 September 2019
                June 2020
                : 34
                : 2 ( doiID: 10.1111/scs.v34.2 )
                : 464-473
                [ 1 ] Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare University of Borås Borås Sweden
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                [*] [* ] Correspondence to:

                Malin Jakobsson, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare, University of Borås, 501 90 Borås, Sweden.

                E‐mail: malin.jakobsson@ 123456hb.se

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                © 2019 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Nordic College of Caring Science.

                This is an open access article under the terms of the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

                : 17 April 2019
                : 09 August 2019
                Page count
                Figures: 1, Tables: 2, Pages: 10, Words: 8114
                Funded by: Ebba Danelius Stiftelse
                Funded by: Stiftelsen Tornspiran , open-funder-registry 10.13039/100010819;
                Funded by: Sparbanksstiftelsen Sjuhärad , open-funder-registry 10.13039/501100009787;
                Funded by: Irisstipendiet
                Empirical Studies
                Empirical Studies
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                June 2020
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                sleeping difficulties,adolescent,perception,questionnaire,content analysis


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