ERIC Number: EJ1011325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
School Nurses Can Address Existing Gaps in School-Age Sleep Research
Willgerodt, Mayumi A.; Kieckhefer, Gail M.
Journal of School Nursing, v29 n3 p175-180 Jun 2013
Sleep has been linked to a host of physical, behavioral, and emotional outcomes, and research has documented that youth across the globe are experiencing inadequate sleep. Despite this knowledge, however, very little research has been conducted on school-age children; much of the extant research has focused on infants, toddlers, preschoolers, adolescents, and adults. School-age children exhibit increasing independence around health-related behaviors, which provide health professionals the opportunity to educate and promote healthy sleep behaviors. This commentary extends previous research reviews by identifying the current gaps in sleep research, highlighting future directions needed in sleep research, and explaining why school nurses are best suited to address this growing public health issue.
Descriptors: School Nurses, Sleep, Medical Research, Public Health, Children, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Intervention, School Activities, Child Health, Research Needs, Family Environment
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