Actigraphy-derived sleep profiles and cardiometabolic risk in children and adults

Takeaway

  • In healthy children and adults, 4 actigraphy-derived sleep profiles were identified: Short Sleepers, Late to Bed, Long Sleepers, and Overall Good Sleepers. More favorable biomarkers of cardiometabolic health were associated with the Overall Good Sleeper pattern compared with the other sleep patterns.

Why this matters

    Diseases related to cardiometabolic health are a leading cause of disability, mortality, and morbidity. Although sleep is an important risk factor that can be modified, the association between cardiometabolic health and sleep characteristics in children and adults has not been fully examined.