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Childhood experiences may impact sleep in adulthood

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siansback Thu 21-Jul-11 18:59:22

I am conducting a totally anonymous survey looking at people's school experiences and whether they influenced later life. I would like to know about everyone's experiences: whether your school life was mainly good or whether you recall some negative experiences e.g. others bad behaviour. This survey is part of my master's degree and has ethical approval from Brunel University and there is no commercial interest in this survey. Respondents must be over 18 years of age. If you would like to take part please click the link below.:

debka Fri 22-Jul-11 06:46:50

Done, but I wanted to tell you that the reason I felt Emotionally and Physically Disturbed (or whatever the phrasing was) was because I have a 5mo non-sleeping baby.

NoTeaForMe Fri 22-Jul-11 06:57:04

Done, I had to think over a few of them because I've been up in the night with my 9 month old and awake since 4.55!! Maybe this topic isn't the best place for you to post? Everyone on here is struggling to get enough sleep due to babies, otherwise they wouldn't be on the 'sleep' topic, and it might impact your results? How about the 'parenting' topic?

Hope that helps

Thistledew Fri 22-Jul-11 07:19:58

I have done your quiz but I am sure how accurate your results will be. I scored quite highly on the stress and emotional/physical disturbance, but this is directly connected to worries I have about my job and family members. It is not connected to the bullying i suffered at school. If you had asked me to do the survey 6 weeks ago I would have answered far more positively. There is simply no way for your survey to distinguish the causes of the problems.

WoTmania Fri 22-Jul-11 09:37:51

I started doing it but stopped as like Thistledew I'm in a different place to a few wekks agp and will provably feel different again next week.

matana Fri 22-Jul-11 10:25:47

Done. I'm sure there is a correlation between bullying at school and how you feel in later life, but not for me. I had a torrid one or two years at school. All it did was inspire me to ensure i achieved more and had a better life than those doing the bullying. It happened that way, so all's good.

As others have said, you may find your results skewed by issues such as sleep deprivation and the every day stresses all mums have to contend with, such as decisions about going back to work etc. This is not something that every man or woman has to contend with.

Trillian42 Fri 22-Jul-11 11:35:16

To be honest I'd move it to a different forum as well. The reason I'm on here today is for answers to solve my 1yr old DD's poor sleep, so although I did the survey, my answers would be WAY different if I had done it a 18 months ago! My sleep is far more affected by DD than any exposure to childhood bullying wink. I really think it may skew your results.

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