A study published on the Japan Institutional Gateway exploring the relationships between childhood bullying/domestic violence and insomnia among employees in Japan was recently featured in a Medical Xpress article. The research examines insomnia as an important public health problem, affecting about 30% of the worldwide population.
Co-authors (Kei Muroi, Mami Ishitsuka, Daisuke Hori, Shotaro Doki, Tsukasa Takahashi, Tomohiko Ikeda, Tamaki Saito, Sasahara Shinichiro, Ichiyo Matsuzaki) from the University of Tsukuba used survey data from a cross-sectional study of the Tsukuba Science City Network in Tsukuba City, a city situated about 70 km northeast of Tokyo.
The University of Tsukuba research team found that insomnia is a prevalent issue and that it may be useful to focus on childhood traumatic experiences regarding insomnia in workers. The study also shows that objective sleep time and sleep efficiency should be evaluated using an activity meter and other methods to verify the effects of bullying and domestic violence experiences.
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