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Sleep Research: A Primer for Media Scholars

Overview of attention for article published in Health Communication, January 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

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Title
Sleep Research: A Primer for Media Scholars
Published in
Health Communication, January 2018
DOI 10.1080/10410236.2017.1422100
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Authors

Liese Exelmans, Jan Van den Bulck

Abstract

The average amount of sleep people of all ages get has declined sharply in the past 50 years. The detrimental health effects of sleep deprivation are well documented and substantial. Even though electronic media use often takes place in the hours before sleep, the extent to which media use may interact with sleep is understudied and not well understood. Communication scholars are well positioned to contribute to this area, as a systematic, theoretical understanding of the relationship between media and sleep is still lacking. This primer charts the state of knowledge on electronic media and sleep and explores possible next steps. First, we introduce the problem of sleep deprivation and describe the basic science of sleep with relevant terminology. Then, we review the research on electronic media and sleep and offer an agenda for research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 4 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 1 25%
Professor 1 25%
Student > Bachelor 1 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 2 50%
Unspecified 1 25%
Psychology 1 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 June 2018.
All research outputs
#882,026
of 11,400,290 outputs
Outputs from Health Communication
#73
of 723 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#39,752
of 292,261 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Communication
#5
of 22 outputs
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