Understanding adolescents' sleep patterns and school performance: a critical appraisal.

  title={Understanding adolescents' sleep patterns and school performance: a critical appraisal.},
  author={Amy R. Wolfson and Mary A. Carskadon},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},
  volume={7 6},
The present paper reviews and critiques studies assessing the relation between sleep patterns, sleep quality, and school performance of adolescents attending middle school, high school, and/or college. The majority of studies relied on self-report, yet the researchers approached the question with different designs and measures. Specifically, studies looked at (1) sleep/wake patterns and usual grades, (2) school start time and phase preference in relation to sleep habits and quality and academic… CONTINUE READING
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