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ERIC Number: EJ888172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Lack of Sleep Could Be Trouble for CTE Students
Scarpello, Gary
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n2 p8-9 Feb 2010
Career and technical education (CTE) students find themselves in school environments using equipment and tools that could cause injury if mishandled. It is imperative that these students be wide awake and alert when operating these tools. But many adolescents are not getting the sleep they need to be refreshed and alert. Sleep restores brain functions that affect metabolism, alertness, memory and regulates hormones. Not getting enough sleep can lead to impaired hand-eye coordination, reaction time, vision, awareness of surroundings, judgment, impulse control, and can cause brief mental lapses called micro-sleeps, which impede concentration and retention. This condition is particularly dangerous for CTE students who use tools and equipment. This article discusses the causes and effects of sleep deprivation and offers action plans for students and parents. It also shares what some schools are doing to allow teens to get more sleep. (Contains 1 endnote.)
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota