Sleep and risk-taking behavior in adolescents.

  title={Sleep and risk-taking behavior in adolescents.},
  author={Erin M O'Brien and Jodi A Mindell},
  journal={Behavioral sleep medicine},
  volume={3 3},
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between adolescents' sleep-wake patterns and risk-taking behavior. A second goal was to replicate the results obtained by Wolfson and Carskadon (1998) regarding adolescents' sleep habits. Three hundred eighty-eight adolescents (217 males, 171 females) completed the Sleep Habits Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The results indicated that adolescents who reported longer weekend delay and higher levels of sleep problems… CONTINUE READING


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