Adolescent Sleep Patterns: Biological, Social, and Psychological Influences

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Mary A. Carskadon
Cambridge University Press, Jul 11, 2002 - Psychology
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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.
 

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Contents

2 Factors Influencing Sleep Patterns of Adolescents
4
3 Endocrine Changes Associated with Puberty and Adolescence
27
Longitudinal Studies of the Circadian Activity Rhythm of a Diurnal Rodent
40
5 Nutrition and Circadian Activity Offset in Adolescent Rhesus Monkeys
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6 Toward a Comparative Developmental Ecology of Human Sleep
69
7 Sleep Patterns of High School Students Living in São Paulo Brazil
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An Epidemiological Survey of an Italian High School Student Sample
132
9 Risks of Driving While Sleepy in Adolescents and Young Adults
148
An Uncharted Path
172
What Will Adolescents SleepWake Patterns Look Like in the 21st Century?
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13 Influence of Irregular Sleep Patterns on Waking Behavior
220
A ClinicalDevelopmental Perspective
236
Mechanisms and Significance
254
Some Questions and Speculations
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Index
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10 What Can the Study of Work Scheduling Tell Us about Adolescent Sleep?
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