Extended nights, sleep loss, and recovery sleep in adolescents.

  title={Extended nights, sleep loss, and recovery sleep in adolescents.},
  author={Mary A. Carskadon and Christine Acebo and Ron Seifer},
  journal={Archives italiennes de biologie},
  volume={139 3},
In summary, this study of sleep in adolescents on an atypical schedule of 18-hour nights showed marked but not unanticipated differences in sleep as function of prior sleep deprivation. Unanticipated was the evidence of "recovery" sleep in adolescents who not only were not sleep deprived, but who had been on a sleep "optimizing" schedule and had been awake for only 10 hours. Extended sleep beginning about 4 hours in advance of entrained sleep onset phase was not associated with a return of SWS… CONTINUE READING

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