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Sleep problems common among female gamers with IGD

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Female gamers with internet gaming disorder (IGD) have higher prevalence of sleep problems, which is associated with increased psychological distress and reduced life satisfaction, reports a new study.

There was a 28.2-percent prevalence of sleep problems among participants with IGD. Female online gamers (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 0.7; 95 percent CI, 0.5 to 0.9) were more likely to have sleep problems than males.

Compared with those who completed university, those with secondary education (adjusted OR, 1.9; 1.2 to 3.0) and postsecondary education (adjusted OR, 2.7; 1.2 to 6.0) were more likely to have sleep problems.

Sleep problems were also more prevalent among those with DSM-5 IGD. Furthermore, psychological distress (adjusted OR, 4.8; 3.6 to 6.7) and decreased life satisfaction (B=‒3.1; ‒4.0 to ‒2.2) correlated with sleep problems.

“Integrated health management is needed to promote good sleep hygiene among those diagnosed with IGD,” researchers said.

A total of 1,085 participants (aged 13 to 40 years) reported playing internet games in this self-administered, web-based survey. Researchers used the following instruments for this study: socio-demographic questions, IGD Questionnaire, Life Satisfaction Scale, General Health Questionnaire-12 and Insomnia Severity Index.

To establish the prevalence of sleep problems, researchers employed the cutoff point of 10 and above. They also used logistic regression analysis to examine the association between socio-demographic factors, IGD and sleep problems.

“IGD involves the excessive use of internet games that can cause negative consequences such as sleep problems, psychological distress, depression and anxiety,” said researchers, adding that IGD is closely related with sleep problems.

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