An approach to studying circadian rhythms of adolescent humans.

@article{Carskadon1997AnAT,
  title={An approach to studying circadian rhythms of adolescent humans.},
  author={Mary A. Carskadon and Christine Acebo and Gary S. Richardson and Bruce A. Tate and Ron Seifer},
  journal={Journal of biological rhythms},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={278-89}
}
The "long nights" protocol was designed to evaluate sleep processes and circadian rhythm parameters in young humans. A total of 19 children (10 boys, ages 11.2 to 14.1 years [mean = 12.7 +/- 1.0], and 9 girls, ages 12.2 to 14.4 years [mean = 13.1 +/- 0.7]) took part in the study. Sleep/wake initially was assessed at home using actigraphy and diary for 1 week on each child's self-selected schedule followed by an 8-night fixed light-dark (LD) condition, while sleeping from 22:00 to 08:00 h and… CONTINUE READING