Mary A. Carskadon, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director, Chronobiology and Sleep Research Laboratory, EP Bradley Hospital; Providence, RI 02906

Carskadon, Mary

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Changes that occur in adolescent sleep patterns are associated with altered biological regulation of sleep, as well as the social/behavioral setting. I will introduce the two-process model of sleep regulation to provide a foundation for understanding sleep biology. I will then highlight the evidence for changes to these fundamental processes during adolescent development. I will describe a third component affecting adolescent sleep is their psychosocial “space,” which is also changing during adolescence. How these factor interact and encounter societal pressures help to explain why many youngsters have short and variable sleep. We will end by discussing some of the negative consequences of poor sleep for learning, mental health, and overall well-being. 

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