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Adolescent Sleep Patterns : Biological, Social, and Psychological Influences - Mary A. Carskadon

Adolescent Sleep Patterns

Biological, Social, and Psychological Influences

By: Mary A. Carskadon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th September 2010
ISBN: 9780521168694
Number Of Pages: 318

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There is a growing concern in relation to the problem of insufficient sleep, particularly in the United States. In the early 1990s a Congressionally mandated commission noted that insufficient sleep is a major contributor to catastrophic events, such as Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez, as well as personal tragedies, such as automobile accidents. Adolescents appear to be among the most sleep-deprived populations in our society, though they are rarely included in sleep assessments. This book explores the genesis and development of sleep patterns in adolescents. It examines biological and cultural factors that influence sleep patterns, presents risks associated with lack of sleep, and reveals the effects of environmental factors such as work and school schedules on sleep. Adolescent Sleep Patterns will appeal to psychologists and sociologists of adolescence who have not yet considered the important role of sleep in the lives of our youth.

"During much of 1990 and 1991, Dr. Carskadon and I served on the National Commission on Sleep Disorder Research, which carried out a Congressionally-mandated study of the role of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders in American society. One of the the areas we examined was whether the facts about sleeping that we have known for more than two decades have actually been integrated into the educational system and the health care system. It was clear that crucial education about sleep need and biological rhythms, and sleep disorders likely to occur in adolescence, was completely absent.... There is an urgent need for researchers and clinicians in the area covered by this volume to cooperate, to arrive at a consensus, and to provide leadership.... Dr. Carskadon is certainly the outstanding leader in this area and she has assembled... leading researchers to produce a very important and long overdue book." from the Foreword by Dr. William C. Dement, Stanford University

List of contributors
Sleep and adolescence: a social psychologist's perspective
Factors influencing sleep patterns of adolescents
Endocrine changes associated with puberty and adolescence
Maturational changes in sleep-wake timing: longitudinal studies of the circadian activity rhythm of a diurnal rodent
Nutrition and circadian activity offset in adolescent rhesus monkeys
Toward a comparative developmental ecology of human sleep
Sleep patterns of high school students living in SĂșo Paulo, Brazil
Sleep patterns and daytime function in adolescence: an epidemiological survey of an Italian high school student sample
Risks of driving while sleepy in adolescents and young adults
What can the study of work scheduling tell us about adolescent sleep?
Accommodating the sleep patterns of adolescents within current educational structures: an uncharted path
Bridging the gap between research and practice: what will adolescents' sleep-wake patterns look like in the twenty-first century?
Influence of irregular sleep patterns on waking behavior
Stress and sleep in adolescence: a clinical-developmental perspective
The search for vulnerability signatures for depression in high-risk adolescents: mechanisms and significance
The regulation of sleeparousal, affect, and attention in adolescence: some questions and speculations
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ISBN: 9780521168694
ISBN-10: 0521168694
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 9th September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.47