The Relationship Between Sleep And Social Rhythms Essay

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Hypothesis, Methods, Results, and Validity In 2009, researchers, Colleen E. Carney Ph.D., Jack D. Edinger, Björn Meyer, Linda Lindman, and Tai Istre, published their study called, “Daily Activities and Sleep Quality in College Students”. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between sleep and social rhythms. The researchers acknowledged that, “It has long been recognized that consistent and qualitatively satisfying sleep is largely dependent on a robust and well entrained endogenous circadian rhythm” (Carney, Edinger, Meyer, Lindman, and Istre, 2009). The researchers further explained that in their study they were going to attempt to establish a relationship between one’s daily activities and social engagements to his or her sleep quality. The researchers hypothesized that, “self-reported good sleepers would report more daily activities, show earlier daily scheduling of their social rhythms, have social rhythms characterized by greater regularity, and be involved in more activities with active social engagement than would poor sleepers” (Carney et al., 2009). To test their hypothesis the researchers gather 243 willing participants between the ages of 18 and 39 years. The sample was mostly female and Caucasian, but other ethnicities and races were present to ensure a representative sample. To carry out the study the Social Rhythm Metric (SRM) was used to assess social rhythms. The SRM consists of 17 activities which are considered to be common
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