American Academy of Pediatrics highlights the issues of adolescent sleep and proposes solutions

The American Academy of Pediatrics views insufficient adolescent sleep as a public health issue that significantly impacts the health, safety, and academic success of students in the nation. This article highlights the factors that are influencing insufficient adolescent sleep, the extent of sleep loss, and how to approach appropriate solutions. There are a multitude of references to polls and research studies that have found associations between insufficient sleep and increased prevalence of anxiety, mood disorders, use of stimulants, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and drowsy-driving related car crashes. Proposed solutions consist of various forms of education on the importance of adolescent sleep.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

School start times for adolescents. (2014). American Academy ofPediatrics,134(3), 642-649. doi:10.1542/peds.2014-1697

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