May 25 — Postdoctoral fellow publishes article highlighting her dissertation research Everlyne G. Ogugu, a Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, published the article, “The Association Between Habitual Sleep Duration and Blood Pressure Control in United States (US) Adults with Hypertension,” in the online journal, Integrated Blood Pressure Control. The article outlines Everlyne’s dissertation research examining the relationship between sleep and blood pressure control. Everlyne is a 2021 gradute of the Doctor of Philosophy program at the School of Nursing. Through her study of sleep data of 5,163 adults, she found that less than six hours of sleep is associated with reduced ability to manage hypertension, or high blood pressure. She concludes that interventions to support adequate sleep may be a promising addition to better managing high blood pressure. Article co-authors include School of Nursing faculty Janie Bell, Sheryl Catz and Julie Bidwell. Everlyne’s current research is on various factors that influence sleep in older adults and their caregivers as well as interventions for improving sleep health.