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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. 2000. Sleep Needs, Patterns, and Difficulties of Adolescents: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9941.
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SLEEP NEEDS, PATTERNS, AND DIFFICULTIES OF ADOLESCENTS

SUMMARY OF A WORKSHOP

Forum on Adolescence

Mary G. Graham, Editor

Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

National Research Council

and

Institute of Medicine

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. 2000. Sleep Needs, Patterns, and Difficulties of Adolescents: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9941.
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Suggested citation: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2000) Sleep Needs, Patterns, and Difficulties of Adolescents. Forum on Adolescence. Mary G. Graham, ed. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. 2000. Sleep Needs, Patterns, and Difficulties of Adolescents: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9941.
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FORUM ON ADOLESCENCE 1999-2000

DAVID A. HAMBURG (Chair),

Carnegie Corporation of New York

(President Emeritus)

HUDA AKIL,

Mental Health Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

CHERYL ALEXANDER,

Center for Adolescent Health, Johns Hopkins University

CLAIRE BRINDIS,

Institute for Health Policy Studies, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

GREG DUNCAN,

Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

JACQUELYNNE ECCLES,

School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

ABIGAIL ENGLISH,

Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

EUGENE GARCIA,

School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

HELENE KAPLAN,

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, New York

IRIS F. LITT,

Division of Adolescent Medicine, Stanford University

JOHN MERROW,

The Merrow Report, New York

ANNE C. PETERSEN,

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Michigan

KAREN PITTMAN,

International Youth Foundation, Baltimore

ANNE PUSEY,

Jane Goodall Institute's Center, University of Minnesota

MICHAEL RUTTER,

Institute of Psychiatry, University of London

STEPHEN A. SMALL,

Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison

CAMILLE ZUBRINSKY CHARLES,

Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

BARUCH FISCHHOFF

(Liaison, IOM Council), Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

ELEANOR E. MACCOBY

(Liaison, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education), Department of Psychology (emeritus), Stanford University

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Michele D. Kipke, Director

Mary Graham, Associate Director,

Dissemination and Communications

Amy Gawad, Senior Project Assistant

Elena Nightingale, Scholar-in-Residence

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BOARD ON CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES 1999-2000

JACK P. SHONKOFF (Chair),

Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University

EVAN CHARNEY (Vice Chair),

Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts

JAMES A. BANKS,

Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington

SHEILA BURKE,

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

DAVID CARD,

Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

DONALD COHEN,

Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale University

MINDY FULLILOVE,

Columbia University

KEVIN GRUMBACH,

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Primary Care Research Center, University of California, San Francisco

MAXINE HAYES,

Department of Community and Family Health, Washington State Department of Health

MARGARET HEAGARTY,

Department of Pediatrics, Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University

RENEE JENKINS,

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University

SHEILA KAMERMAN,

School of Social Work, Columbia University

HARRIET KITZMAN,

School of Nursing, University of Rochester

SANDERS KORENMAN,

School of Public Affairs, Baruch College

CINDY LEDERMAN,

Circuit Court, Juvenile Justice Center, Dade County, Florida

SARA McLANAHAN,

Office of Population Research, Princeton University

VONNIE McLOYD,

Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan

PAUL NEWACHECK,

Institute of Health Policy Studies and Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco

GARY SANDEFUR,

Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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RUTH STEIN,

Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

PAUL WISE,

Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

RUTH T. GROSS

(Liaison, IOM Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention), Professor of Pediatrics (emeritus), Stanford University

ELEANOR E. MACCOBY

(Liaison, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education), Department of Psychology (emeritus), Stanford University

WILLIAM ROPER

(Liaison, IOM Council), Institute of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Michele D. Kipke, Director

Mary Graham, Associate Director,

Dissemination and Communications

Mary Strigari, Administrative Associate

Elena Nightingale, Scholar-in-Residence

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Preface

This report summarizes the presentations and discussion at a workshop entitled Sleep Needs, Patterns, and Difficulties of Adolescents, held on September 22, 1999. The workshop was organized by the Board on Children, Youth, and Families and the Forum on Adolescence of the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The workshop brought together policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to examine research on adolescence and sleep. Among the questions it addressed were: How much sleep do teenagers need? What are the typical sleep patterns of adolescents? What are the influences on sleep problems and disturbances? What are the consequences of insufficient sleep? Drawing on participants' presentations and discussions, this workshop summary addresses each of these questions. Of necessity, it reflects the particular emphases of the workshop discussions as well as specific statements made by participants during the workshop.

It is important to note that this workshop was an effort intended to take stock of the current knowledge base on adolescent sleep and to highlight key findings from research. Given the limitations of both time and scope, the workshop could not address all issues that are important in this area. For example, the workshop did not explore in depth the social and cultural contexts that influence adolescents and their behavior.

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It is also important to note that this workshop report summarizes material presented and discussed at the workshop. Although it references published materials suggested or provided by participants, it is not intended to provide a comprehensive or thorough review of the field. It is our hope that this report will illuminate important issues related to sleep and the well-being of adolescents that deserve further attention and consideration.

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making the published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We thank the following individuals for their participation in the review of this report: Missy Fleming, Child and Adolescent Health, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL; Anthony Jackson, Disney Learning Partnership, Walt Disney Corporation, Burbank, CA; Reed Larson, Department of Human and Community Development, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana; Richard MacKenzie, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA; Barbara McNeil, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; and Shepherd Smith, Institute for Youth Development, Sterling, VA.

Although the individuals listed above provided constructive comments and suggestions, it must be emphasized that responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring group and the institution.

David Hamburg

Chair, Forum on Adolescence

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Sleep is not only a biological necessity but also a physiological drive. In today's fast-paced world, though, a good night's sleep is often the first thing to go. The effects of inadequate sleep are more than mere annoyances: they affect our mood and how we perform at school, work, and home and behind the wheel. Lost sleep also accumulates over time; the more "sleep debt " an individual incurs, the greater the negative consequences, according to researchers in the field.

Research on adolescents and sleep has been under way for more than two decades, and there is growing evidence that adolescents are developmentally vulnerable to sleep difficulties. To discuss current research in this area and its implications in the policy, public, health, and educational arenas, the Forum on Adolescence of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families held a workshop, entitled Sleep Needs, Patterns, and Difficulties of Adolescents, on September 22, 1999.

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