Sleep characteristics of adolescents: a longitudinal study.

  title={Sleep characteristics of adolescents: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Marcus Vin{\'i}cius Melo de Andrade and Ana Am{\'e}lia Benedito-Silva and Sorahia Domenice and Ivo Jorge Prado Arnhold and Luiz Silveira Menna-Barreto},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={14 5},
The aim of the present research was to study sleep/wake cycle parameters of adolescents and to examine biologic and social influences on their changing sleep patterns. This was a longitudinal study of sleep characteristics of a group of 66 adolescents (mean age, 13 years and 6 months). The adolescents underwent a physical examination, had their pubertal development classified according to Tanner stages, and answered a sleep questionnaire on three timepoints at 6-month intervals. Sleep onset… CONTINUE READING
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