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Olivieri, Chrystyne – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2016
Sleep is essential to a healthy human being. It is among the basic necessities of life, located at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy of Need. It is a dynamic activity, necessary to maintain mood, memory and cognitive performance. Sleep disorders are strongly associated with the development of acute and chronic medical conditions. This article…
Descriptors: Sleep, Physiology, Human Body, Aging (Individuals)
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Malone, Susan Kohl – Journal of School Nursing, 2011
Cognition, memory, safety, mental health, and weight are all affected by inadequate sleep. Biological studies indicate significant changes in sleep architecture during adolescence, such as changes in melatonin secretion, and a need for greater total sleep time. Yet, social contexts and cultural values impinge on these changing biological sleep…
Descriptors: Sleep, Adolescents, Hygiene, Adolescent Attitudes
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Keefe-Cooperman, Kathleen; Brady-Amoon, Peggy – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: Preschoolers' sleep patterns were examined related to cognitive and adaptive functioning. The sample consisted of 874 typically developing preschool children with a mean age of 40.01 months. Parent/caregiver reports of children's sleep pattern factors, Stanford-Binet 5 intelligence scale scores, and Behavior Assessment System…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Sleep, Cognitive Ability, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Oswalt, Sara B.; Wyatt, Tammy J. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Sleep disorders and deficits are a national U.S. health concern, and college students report more sleep difficulties than the general population. Most published studies examine college students as a homogenous population or focus on professional (e.g. medical) students. This study compares sleep patterns of undergraduate and graduate students from…
Descriptors: Sleep, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, National Surveys
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Barnes, Margaux; Davis, Krista; Mancini, Mackenzie; Ruffin, Jasmine; Simpson, Tina; Casazza, Krista – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: A unique biological shift in sleep cycles occurs during adolescence causing later sleep and wake times. This shift is not matched by a concurrent modification in school start times, resulting in sleep curtailment for a large majority of adolescents. Chronic inadequate sleep is associated with poor academic performance including…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, Educational Change, Middle School Students
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Goldman, S. E.; Bichell, T. J.; Surdyka, K.; Malow, B. A. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
Background: Sleep concerns are common in children with Angelman syndrome, with 20-80% of individuals having a decreased sleep need and/or abnormal sleep-wake cycles. The impact of these sleep behaviours on parental sleep and stress is not known. Method: Through the use of standardised questionnaires, wrist actigraphy and polysomnography, we…
Descriptors: Sleep, Mental Retardation, Diagnostic Tests, Child Behavior
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Nothard, Michaela; Irvine, Susan; Theobald, Maryanne; Staton, Sally; Pattinson, Cassandra; Thorpe, Karen – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2015
Daytime sleep is a significant part of the daily routine for children attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in Australia and many other countries. The practice of sleep-time can account for a substantial portion of the day in ECEC and often involves a mandated sleep/rest period for all children, including older…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Sleep
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Teti, Douglas M.; Shimizu, Mina; Crosby, Brian; Kim, Bo-Ram – Developmental Psychology, 2016
The present longitudinal study addressed the ongoing debate regarding the benefits and risks of infant-parent cosleeping by examining associations between sleep arrangement patterns across the first year of life and infant and parent sleep, marital and family functioning, and quality of mothers' behavior with infants at bedtime. Patterns of infant…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Sleep, Infants, Parents
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Goldman, Suzanne E.; Richdale, Amanda L.; Clemons, Traci; Malow, Beth A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Sleep problems of adolescents and older children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were compared to toddlers and young children in 1,859 children. Sleep was measured with the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire. Total sleep problems were significant across all age groups, however the factors contributing to these problems differed. Adolescents…
Descriptors: Autism, Sleep, Children, Adolescents
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Whalen, Diana J.; Gilbert, Kirsten E.; Barch, Deanna M.; Luby, Joan L.; Belden, Andy C. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017
Background: Child and adolescent psychopathology has been linked to increased sleep problems, but there has been less investigation of this relationship in younger samples with early-onset psychopathology. This study examined three specific but commonly observed aspects of sleep behaviors in young children--(i) Sleep onset latency, (ii) Refusal to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Sleep, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology)
Perkins, Y. – Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2018
The "Autism at-a-Glance" series provides a current summary of topics relevant to high school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as practical tips and resources for school and community personnel and family members. This report was designed to help high school staff and family members in supporting adolescents on the…
Descriptors: Autism, Sleep, Adolescents, Health Behavior
Leadley, Lauri – Exceptional Parent, 2011
Getting a good night's sleep is important to good health for all, but for children with special needs, getting that good night's sleep can be especially difficult. According to a National Sleep Foundation study, more than two-thirds of children experience one or more sleep problems at least a few nights a week. However, studies show that children…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Sleep
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Chen, Duan-Rung; Truong, Khoa D.; Tsai, Meng-Ju – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: The linkage between sleep quality and weight status among teenagers has gained more attention in the recent literature and health policy but no consensus has been reached. Methods: Using both a propensity score method and multivariate linear regression for a cross-sectional sample of 2,113 teenagers, we analyzed their body mass index…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sleep, Body Composition, Body Weight
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Harsh, John; Karnes, Frances; Eiers, Patrick – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
In this article, the authors emphasize that good sleep health is essential if gifted children are to gain the greatest benefit from opportunities to grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually while maintaining good psychological and physical health. The outstanding abilities that characterize these children and enable high levels of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Well Being, Physical Health, Sleep
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Perfect, Michelle M.; Smith, Bradley – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Sleep insufficiency, defined as inadequate sleep duration, poor sleep quality, and daytime sleepiness, has been linked with students' learning and behavioral outcomes at school. However, there is limited research on interventions designed to improve the sleep of school-age children. In order to promote more interest on this critical topic, we…
Descriptors: Hypnosis, Relaxation Training, Metacognition, Physical Activities
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