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IJCRR - 13(9), May, 2021

Pages: 95-98

Date of Publication: 07-May-2021


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Association between Quality of Sleep and Body Mass Index: A Brief Narrative Review

Author: Darshana Nariya, Subhash Khatri

Category: Healthcare

Abstract:In the short term, a lack of adequate sleep can affect judgment, mood, ability to learn and retain information, and may increase the risk of serious accidents and injury. In the long term, chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even early mortality. These days, the treatment of sleep impediment speaks to a new challenge for health systems. So evaluation of factors affecting the quality of sleep has extreme significance. Previous studies have demonstrated the negative impact of high BMI on the quality of sleep. It was also stated that sleep deprivation is associated with obesity. Obesity and sleep disturbances are two major problems that adversely affecting the quality of life of humans worldwide. So this review aims to explore the association of Body Mass Index (BMI) with quality of sleep. Studies on the topic of quality of sleep and BMI will be reviewed so the findings of those articles will be used to explore the association between BMI and quality of sleep.

Keywords: Sleep quality, BMI, Obesity

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INTRODUCTION

Sleep is defined simply as an absence of wakefulness. It is an active, regulated and metabolically different state needed for health and wellbeing.1,2 Normally, adults sleep about 7 to 9 hours per night. According to National Sleep Foundation, key determinants of good quality sleep are,3

Sleeping more time while in bed (at least 85 %t of the total time)

Falling asleep in 30 minutes or less

Waking up no more than once per night; and

Being awake for 20 minutes or less after initially falling asleep.

The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) is a self-rated questionnaire that assesses sleep quality and disturbances. The score ranges from 0-21. A score of more than 5 indicates poor sleep quality. It has a reliability of 0.85 and a validity of 0.81.4,5

“Obesity is defined as anomalous or extreme fat accumulation that presents a health risk. A measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters)”. A person with a BMI of thirty or additional is mostly thought of as obese.6Prevelence of obesity in India is varies from 11.8% to 31.3%. In Gujarat prevalence of obesity are 19.7% in males and 23.7% in females.7So this review aims to explore the link between the quality of sleep and BMI.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A computer-based literature search was done using the PUBMED, PUBMED CENTRAL, and GOOGLE SCHOLAR.  Relevant articles with a full text published in English between the years 2011 to 2020 were screened and included. Editorials, Commentaries, Discussion papers, Conference abstracts, Reviews, and Duplicates were excluded. We included only cross-sectional studies with full-text articles. After the screening through articles, 7 relevant articles were included in the review. Figure 1 shows the searching strategy for this review. Characteristic of the reviewed article was summarized in table 1. All studies have examined the association between quality of sleep and BMI.

Out of 7 cross-sectional studies, 6 studies demonstrated that higher BMI is associated with poor quality of sleep in adolescents, adults, older adults. Only one study demonstrated that there is no association between quality of sleep and BMI in long-lived subjects (870 participants, ≥90 years) (p=0.554). 5 cross-sectional studies with a total of 20300 participants have demonstrated the association between sleep quality and BMI in the age group 16-54 years and found a significant association between sleep quality and BMI (p <0.05). One study in the age group ≥70 years (719 participants) and found a signicant association between sleep quality and BMI (p<0.01). Our findings suggested that poor quality of sleep is significantly associated with high BMI.

SUMMARY OF REVIEWED ARTICLES

Physiological basis for the link between BMI and quality of sleep

This review evaluated the recent literature on the association between quality of sleep and BMI. The overall quality of sleep is significantly affected by increased BMI. As per the National Sleep Foundation, poor sleep quality is responsible for the abnormal increase in weight and abnormal increase in weight is responsible for the poor quality of sleep. Association between the quality of sleep and BMI seems to be caused by reduced levels of leptin (the hormone that suppresses appetite) and increased levels of ghrelin (the hormone that stimulates appetite) resulted from lack of sleep. These changes make a person eat more resulting in increased BMI. An abnormal increase in weight results in the accumulation of extra fat around the respiratory tract and obstruct the airway while sleeping leads to poor quality of sleep.3

Association between the quality of sleep and BMI according to various age groups

Age is the factor that can affect the association between quality of sleep and BMI. These findings are supported by studies done by Perla A. Vargas et al, Karl Petzer et al. Jun Wang et al. and Meena Mirdha et al. found a significant association of sleep quality and BMI in the age group of 16-34 years whereas Zhou yan et al. found no association in the age group of ≥90 years. Although study done by Tamar Schochet et al. demonstrated a significant association in the age group of ≥70 years.8-13

Association between the quality of sleep and BMI according to gender

Gender is another factor that can affect the association between quality of sleep and BMI. Jun wang et al. found that there was a significant association between sleep quality and BMI only in females not in males.10 Studies done by Vargas et al and Meena Mirdha et al. explained that only sleep disturbances are significantly associated with higher BMI.8,11

Association between duration of sleep and BMI

Shorter the duration of sleep, the greater the risk of being obese based on BMI. Tamar Schochet et al and Karl Petzer et al demonstrated that short sleep duration is significantly associated with higher BMI.9,12

Association between sleep latency and BMI

Sleep latency is the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. Sleep latency can also be affected by high BMI as demonstrated by Meena Mirdha et al.11Chae Ryung Ha et al. suggested that high BMI tends to lower the quality of sleep.14

CONCLUSION

This narrative review explained that the poor quality of sleep is significantly associated with high BMI. Age and gender are the factors that found to affect the association of quality of sleep and BMI. As obesity is one of the major pandemics worldwide, there should be proper interventions to improve the quality of sleep and thereby reducing obesity and vice-versa.

As objective measurement for the quality of sleep and obesity was not done in the studies included in this review, further research is needed with an objective assessment of the quality of sleep and obesity for better exploration of the relationship between quality of sleep and BMI.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We acknowledged the scholars whose articles are included in references to this manuscript. We are also thankful to authors/editors/publishers of those articles and journals from where the literature for this article has been reviewed.

Figure 1: Searching strategy: Total 337 articales were identified from computer based literature search. After excluding the dupliates, interventional studies, editorials, commentaries, discussion papers, conference abstracts, reviews and abstracts 105 full text articles were screened. Out of that, only 7 articles were included as matched with the aim of this review.

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  2. Carley DW, Farabi SS. Physiology of sleep. Diabetes Spectr. 2016;29(1):5-9.

  3. National sleep foundation. What is good quality sleep? [Cited 2020 April 2]. Available from: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/press-release/what-good-quality-sleep.

  4. Buysse DJ, Reynolds CF, Monk TH. The Pittsburgh sleep quality index: a new instrument for psychiatric practice and research. Psychiatry Res 1989;28(2):193–213.

  5. Backhaus J, Junghanns K, Broocks A, Riemann D, Hohagen F. Test-retest reliability and validity of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in primary insomnia. J Psychosom Res 2002;53(3):737-40.

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  2. Vargas PA, Flores M, Robles E. Sleep quality and body mass index in college students: the role of sleep disturbances. J Am Coll Health 2014;62(8):534-41.

  3. Peltzer K, Pengpid S. Sleep duration, sleep quality, body mass index, and waist circumference among young adults from 24 low-and middle-income and two high-income countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017;14(6):566.

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  8. Ha CR, Kim SH, Na SB, You JS, Chang KJ. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Taurine 9. In: Marcinkiewicz J., Schaffer S. editors. The Association among Dietary Taurine Intake, Obesity and Quality of Sleep in Korean Women. 2015;803:725-733.

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A Study by Ese Anibor et al. "Evaluation of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Among Delta State University Students in Abraka, Nigeria" from Vol 13 issue 16 received Emerging Researcher Award


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