Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sleep and DevelopmentFamilial and Socio-Cultural Considerations$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mona El-Sheikh

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395754

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395754.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use.date: 05 July 2022

Young Adolescents Struggles with Insufficient Sleep

Young Adolescents Struggles with Insufficient Sleep

Chapter:
(p.265) 12 Young Adolescents Struggles with Insufficient Sleep
Source:
Sleep and Development
Author(s):

Amy R. Wolfson

and Melissa Richards

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395754.003.0012

This chapter discusses the myriad of factors that influence developmental changes in sleep timing and quantity for ten to fifteen-year-old, early adolescents. It begins by outlining how sleep duration, patterns, and circadian timing change over the course of early adolescence. Second, it presents data indicating that early adolescents today have insufficient and erratic sleep–wake patterns. Third, it discusses the collection of factors present in adolescents' microenvironment that challenge young adolescents' sleep, including school start times, television and computer use, and caffeine consumption. Finally, the chapter proposes some of the significant consequences, such as academic difficulties and struggles with depressed mood, that arise when sleep is compromised over the early adolescent years and offer recommendations for improvements.

Keywords:   sleep timing, sleep quality, adolescents' sleep, sleeping problems, sleep–wake patterns, academic difficulties

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .