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Anne DronenFollow

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18-8-2017 10:00 AM

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18-8-2017 11:30 AM

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Abstract

Sleep plays a vital role in proper health and well-being throughout every person’s life. The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant, or it can cause harm if it accumulates over time. Sleep deficiency can raise one’s risk for serious health problems. The problem in today’s fast paced, technology driven society is that children are not getting enough sleep at night and their schools are demanding they start, thus wake, earlier and earlier. Sleep deprivation can cause a plethora of negative health consequences which set our children up for developmental failure. The purpose of this integrative literature review is to examine if later school start times are introduced, would they be beneficial to child and adolescent health and academic performance. The design of study presented here is an integrative literature review. Data bases that were searched include: CINAHL, MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, PsycINFO, and SpringerLink. Three academic websites were used in addition including the National Institute of Health, the National Sleep Foundation, and Start School Later Inc. Review of the literature suggests that the amount of health risks and disparities directly correlate to sleep deprivation and improper sleep hygiene is vastly disturbing. The conclusion of this literature review suggests that children and adolescents need to acquire longer sleep duration and by setting back school start times, school districts and policy makers can help our youth achieve the sleep they require.

Keywords: sleep deprivation, adolescents, health consequences, health-risk behaviors, academic achievement

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Aug 18th, 10:00 AM Aug 18th, 11:30 AM

Effects of Sleep Deprivation in Children and Adolescents

Abstract

Sleep plays a vital role in proper health and well-being throughout every person’s life. The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant, or it can cause harm if it accumulates over time. Sleep deficiency can raise one’s risk for serious health problems. The problem in today’s fast paced, technology driven society is that children are not getting enough sleep at night and their schools are demanding they start, thus wake, earlier and earlier. Sleep deprivation can cause a plethora of negative health consequences which set our children up for developmental failure. The purpose of this integrative literature review is to examine if later school start times are introduced, would they be beneficial to child and adolescent health and academic performance. The design of study presented here is an integrative literature review. Data bases that were searched include: CINAHL, MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, PsycINFO, and SpringerLink. Three academic websites were used in addition including the National Institute of Health, the National Sleep Foundation, and Start School Later Inc. Review of the literature suggests that the amount of health risks and disparities directly correlate to sleep deprivation and improper sleep hygiene is vastly disturbing. The conclusion of this literature review suggests that children and adolescents need to acquire longer sleep duration and by setting back school start times, school districts and policy makers can help our youth achieve the sleep they require.

Keywords: sleep deprivation, adolescents, health consequences, health-risk behaviors, academic achievement

 

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