The Effect of Body Composition on Sleep

661 WordsFeb 21, 20183 Pages
The objective of this study is to determine the effect of body composition on sleep quality. It is hypothesized that both sleep quality, and the number of sleep disruptions per night, will express inversely as a function of a person’s body mass index (BMI). We are obtaining data from males and females ages 18-30 who are currently attending Fresno Pacific in the Spring semester of 2014. In addition, we will also collect data from participants associated with the researchers, such as roommates, relatives, and friends – within the requisite age group, as bias will not be introduced due to the nature of the study. We will recruit these subjects by asking for volunteers at the different living areas as well as commuters by randomly asking people if they would be interested in partaking in our study. The first variable to be collected is the Body Mass Index (BMI). Data will be collected through the self reporting of both height and weight, and cross referenced against the This will be determined through self-reporting. Members of the study will be asked to report their height and weight. This data will be crossreferenced against the Center for Disease Control’s BMI table.1If the participant is unable to self-report due to not knowing ones height, or weight, the participant will be measured using measuring tape and/or scale. Values will be kept in inches and pounds (lbs) for congruency with the NIH BMI table. If the participant refuses to report any
Open Document