Navigation Links
School-based intervention is a promising model for improving adolescent sleep habits
Date:2/28/2009

Westchester, Ill. A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that a school-based sleep intervention is a promising model for addressing adolescent sleep problems, given its high retention rate, cost-effectiveness and potential for promoting healthy sleep knowledge and practice.

The program, which consisted of four, 50-minute classes across a four-week period, had a high retention rate of 83 percent and produced a statistical increase in students' knowledge of sleep-related issues. Fourteen percent of students indicated that behavioral suggestions to improve their sleep had been helpful and applied in some way during the program. Although 57.2 percent of students recognized the need or expressed the intent to increase their total nightly sleep time to nine hours, 34.2 percent of students indicated that they did not plan to regularize their weekend wake up times.

Results also show that the intervention produced a behavioral change at post-program, reducing by 30 minutes the discrepancy in the time when adolescents with delayed sleep timing got out of bed in the morning during the school week compared with weekends. The positive effect disappeared, however, at the six-week follow up.

"At the end of the study we found that the program helped teenagers form a more regular sleep routine in the short-term," said project supervisor Michael Gradisar, PhD, senior lecturer in clinical child psychology at Flinders University in South Australia. "Feedback indicated that students were not convinced about the benefits of regularizing their sleep pattern, and enjoyed sleeping-in too much to change their behavior. This is one of the major hurdles that were encountered, as evidence indicates that sleeping-in on the weekend can delay the circadian rhythm, which would result in less sleep on school days."

According to the authors numerous cross-cultural studies have demonstrated that adolescent sleep practices le
'/>"/>

Contact: Kelly Wagner
kwagner@aasmnet.org
708-492-0930
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. School-based physical activity: Has benefits even if it doesnt help lose weight
2. School-Based Program Can Change Kids Lives
3. Study shows school-based program enables children and adolescents to better manage chronic disease
4. Produce for Kids(R) and PBS KIDS(R) Partner for a Second Year with Nationwide School-Based Healthy Eating Campaign
5. Suicide Prevention Agency Announces the Release of a New School-Based Program
6. Overweight Kids Lose Weight Eating Peanuts Every Day in School-Based Study
7. School-based overweight prevention program may cut risk of eating disorders among girls
8. Society of Interventional Radiology Hosts 34th Annual Scientific Meeting
9. The first Intervention About Women Compulsive Gamblers Airs on A&E February 23, 2009 at 9 PM: Williamsville Wellness will be Featured
10. IMRIS announces development program for MR guided radiation and interventional applications
11. 22nd Annual International Congress on Endovascular Interventions Convenes in Scottsdale, Arizona
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/22/2015)... Lehi, Utah (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Mountain ... will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 29, ... 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The new medical center, set ... 3000 North Triumph Boulevard, Lehi, UT 84043. , “The ... for our team and the Utah County community,” said Kent ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 Following yesterday’s announcement that Ascenta ... US-based health brand Nature’s Way, Marc St-Onge has affirmed ... Ascenta Skin is an integral part of the agreement ... opportunity to further develop Ascenta Skin into a leading ... is a breakthrough, anti-aging skincare supplement featuring 6 active ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Hands ... that June 17, 2015, the Annual One Day Sale ... Since 2007, Hands On HCMT offers drastically reduced certificates one ... and estheticians have enough sessions, through what used to be ... is wonderful for the community as well. This once a ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Carnegie Science Center ... announced a new partnership to develop BodyTech, a dynamic, ... The initiative includes a new exhibit at the Science ... theater, and a new traveling science show, Anatomy Adventure, ... 2015. , Designed to explore a wide range ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 According to a new Aegis Living ... equally as likely to worry about what will happen to ... 77% Boomers, 69% Silent Generation), which may help explain why ... of aging, particularly Millennials (47%), Gen X’ers (51%), and Boomers ... April, 2015 among more than 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18+. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mountain Point Medical Center, a Campus of Jordan Valley Medical Center, Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Celebration on Friday, May 29, 2015 2Health News:Ascenta Skin President Announces Plans to Grow Brand 2Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Announces Their Eighth Annual One Day Sale on Gift Certificates Will Take Place on June 17, 2015 2Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Announces Their Eighth Annual One Day Sale on Gift Certificates Will Take Place on June 17, 2015 3Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 2Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 3Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 4Health News:New Study Reveals America’s Fear of Aging 2Health News:New Study Reveals America’s Fear of Aging 3
... affect asthma type, study concludes, , , MONDAY, Sept. ... affect the type of asthma you develop, new ... youngsters in affluent, developed countries had more allergy-triggered ... developed countries. , "The link between atopic ...
... researchers from Columbia University Medical Center has received a ... National Institutes of Health to investigate why people with ... the leading cause of death for people suffering from ... Elizabeth (Betsy) G. Nabel, M.D., director of The National ...
... Be Used to Accelerate Growth Initiatives, ROCHESTER, ... announced that it has completed a private placement ... Warrants with a,group of institutional and other accredited ... from the offering to expand its,sales and marketing ...
... helps provide new quarters for St. Margaret,s Daughters, Home, ... of,St. Margaret,s Daughters, Home in New Orleans will be ... they evacuated in the wake,of Hurricane Katrina. The ... the levees in the city,s Ninth Ward. While everyone ...
... able to film, in real time, the nanoscale interaction ... attacking virus. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have ... to produce amazing footage of a protective enzyme unravelling ... bacterial host. , The film is available to ...
... the next generation in medication therapy management ... and medication ... Corporation, a leading,developer of innovative clinical solutions that facilitate ... 2.2 of the MirixaPro(TM) product suite (MirixaPro 2.2). With ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Allergy-Induced Asthma More Common in Affluent Countries 2Health News:Allergy-Induced Asthma More Common in Affluent Countries 3Health News:NIH awards $10.8M to Columbia to study connection between diabetes and heart disease 2Health News:NIH awards $10.8M to Columbia to study connection between diabetes and heart disease 3Health News:VirtualScopics Announces $4.35 Million Private Placement 2Health News:VirtualScopics Announces $4.35 Million Private Placement 3Health News:Renovated New Orleans Care Facility Reopens, Reuniting Residents and Staff 2Health News:Renovated New Orleans Care Facility Reopens, Reuniting Residents and Staff 3Health News:Scientists reveal DNA-enzyme interaction with first ever real time footage 2Health News:Mirixa Debuts New Clinical Technology Solutions for Enhancing Patient Care 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 The North American dental lasers ... estimated to reach $90.7 million by 2019, at a CAGR ... the TOC of North America Dental Lasers Market for an ... various tables and figures. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-dental-lasers-1771208223.html ... report.   Dental lasers are specifically used ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... and KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. ... (NHF) has awarded CSL Behring its 2015 ... unwavering commitment to advancing science and improving the care of ... Paul Perreault , CEO and Managing Director, CSL Limited, during ... City on May 21. "The National ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... -- According to a new market research ... Services), by Test Type (Indirect, Enzyme-based, Reactive Oxygen Species ... Users - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ... $736.85 Million by 2020 from $452.36 Million in 2015, ... Browse 71 market data Tables and 90 Figures spread ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:North America Dental Lasers Market is Expected to Reach $90.7 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 9.2% From 2014 to 2019 2North America Dental Lasers Market is Expected to Reach $90.7 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 9.2% From 2014 to 2019 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 2National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 4Oxidative Stress Assays Market Worth $736.85 Million by 2020 2Oxidative Stress Assays Market Worth $736.85 Million by 2020 3Oxidative Stress Assays Market Worth $736.85 Million by 2020 4