Sleep duration may influence the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) experienced by people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), as per a study conducted by the American Society of Nephrology.
Lack of energy, fatigue and drowsiness are the main and most common symptoms in patients with CKD, that result in poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL), a patient’s complete perception of mental and physical health.
A team led by Kyu-Beck Lee examined it further and found that 7-hour sleepers clocked the highest HRQOL, based on survey scores. Those who slept less than 5 hours/day or above 9 hours/ day had lower HRQOL.
“Our findings suggest that short or long sleep duration is independently associated with low HRQOL in adults with CKD. Sleep duration is an important predictor of HRQOL in CKD,” said Lee.
Further studies are required to determine whether promoting sleep among patients may benefit their health, claimed the research.
The study appears in the one of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.