The Effects of Confinement on Sleep Quality and Level of Interest in University Students [Response To Letter]
Iratxe Martínez-Lezaun, 1 Montserrat Santamaría-Vázquez, 1 Mario Del Líbano 2
1Health Sciences Department, Universidad de Burgos, Burgos, Spain; 2Education Sciences Department, Universidad de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Correspondence: Montserrat Santamaría-Vázquez
Health Sciences Department, Universidad de Burgos, Paseo Comendadores s/n, Burgos, 09001, Spain
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We are pleased our work has sparked discussion and we would like to thank the opportunity to answer the main questions raised by Zakariya and Low. 1
Concerning the first question raised about to include lifestyle factors as a variable that could play a role in the deterioration of the sleep quality, we agree with Zakariya and Low that these kind of variables would have been interesting to study. We will consider them in future investigations that we will carry out such as assessing daily consumption of caffeine, tobacco or alcohol, as well as other nonlegal drugs that can also affect sleep and that students may consume.
Regarding the suggestion to use a more homogeneous sample in terms of course in future studies, we agree that there may be differences in the quality of sleep related to students’ academic commitments depending on the year of study. However, we believe it is preferable to increase the sample of participants in each course and control its effect on results, rather than focusing on just one of them.
View the original paper by Martínez-Lezaun and colleagues.
This is in response to the Letter to the Editor
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