Sleeping Behavior and Its Importance in Albanian Children and Teenagers Living in Tirana

Saimir Shatku, Blerina Aliaj, Afrim Bilali, Kliton Muca


Sleep is one of the most important biological needs for us humans. Sleep hours vary by age and lack of sleep affects daily functioning of children and adults. The purpose of this study is to determine the hours of waking and sleeping of children and teenagers during the days they go to school in the Tirana. We will determine if there are gender differences. We will determine if the age of the children affects the hours of sleep. This study was conducted in Tirana. The main conclusions of the study are that the largest percentage of Albanian children and teenagers wake up before 8:00 am and sleep after 22:00 darkness. There is no statistically significant difference between girls and boys in their waking and sleeping hours. Teenagers sleep later than children and wake up later than they do.

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Journal of Educational and Social Research ISSN 2239-978X(Print) ISSN 2240-0524(Online)

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