10024: Adolescent Sleep Needs and Patterns: Research and Resource Guide

About the Course:

Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. This report presents risks associated with problem sleepiness, and discusses specific sleep-related concerns for teens. The resource guide offers tips to parents and teens about sleep patterns, needs, and risks, as well as general guidelines and suggestions about drowsy driving. It also discusses how adolescent sleep needs and patterns can affect schooling and schooling schedules.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

About the Author:

Represents finding from a Working Group on Problem Sleepiness convened by the NIH’s National Center on Sleep Disorders Research and the Office of Prevention, Education, and Control

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge regarding adolescent sleep patterns, needs, and risks.

Course Objectives:

  1. to understand the risks of sleepiness

  2. to explore existing research about sleep-related issues affecting adolescents

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