ERIC Number: EJ835161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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Reference Count: 52
Internal and External Time Conflicts in Adolescents: Sleep Characteristics and Interventions
Fischer, F. M.; Radosevic-Vidacek, B.; Koscec, A.; Teixeira, L. R.; Moreno, C. R. C.; Lowden, A.
Mind, Brain, and Education, v2 n1 p17-23 Mar 2008
Daytime fatigue and lack of sleep seem to increase throughout adolescent years. Several environmental, psychological, and biological factors have been associated with the development of sleep across adolescence. The aim of the present article is to summarize these factors and to give examples of various outcomes in sleep patterns among adolescents studied in different cultural settings. It is obvious from earlier work that many adolescents have displaced circadian rhythms and lack of adaptation to school hours due to an early school start or additional burdens for work. Several interventions have aimed to help the adaptation process by supporting sleep processes and changing scheduling, in this way promoting classroom alertness. In summary, adolescents worldwide shorten their sleep due to schoolwork hours and additional work, especially by disturbing their sleep due to circadian misalignment.
Descriptors: Sleep, Adolescents, Fatigue (Biology), Intervention, Time, Student Adjustment, Scheduling, Cognitive Ability
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