Sleep in adolescents: the perfect storm

Author: Carskadon, Mary A.

Description: A reduction in sleep amount from late childhood through the second decade has long been known; however, the weight of current evidence holds that sleep need does not decline across this span. This article will describe how the loss of sleep through adolescence is not driven by lower need for sleep but arises from a convergence of biologic, psychological, and socio-cultural influences.

Subject headings: Adolescent; Adolescent Development; Affect; Circadian Rhythm; Humans; Sleep

Publication year: 2011

Journal or book title: Pediatric Clinics of North America

Volume: 58

Issue: 3

Pages: 637-647

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Serial number: 3896