Sex of college students moderates associations among bedtime, time in bed, and circadian phase angle.

@article{Reen2013SexOC,
  title={Sex of college students moderates associations among bedtime, time in bed, and circadian phase angle.},
  author={Eliza van Reen and Katherine M. Sharkey and Brandy M. Roane and David P Barker and Ronald Seifer and Tifenn Raffray and Tamara L Y Bond and Mary A. Carskadon},
  journal={Journal of biological rhythms},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={425-31}
}
Sex differences in circadian rhythms have been reported with some conflicting results. The timing of sleep and length of time in bed have not been considered, however, in previous such studies. The current study has 3 major aims: (1) replicate previous studies in a large sample of young adults for sex differences in sleep patterns and dim light melatonin onset (DLMO) phase; (2) in a subsample constrained by matching across sex for bedtime and time in bed, confirm sex differences in DLMO and… CONTINUE READING