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Changes in sleep as a function of adolescent development

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Colrain, I. M., & Baker, F. C. (2011). Changes in sleep as a function of adolescent development. Neuropsychology Review 21(1), 5-21.

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Abstract

Adolescence is marked by dramatic changes in sleep. Older adolescents go to bed later, have an increased preference for evening activities, and sleep less than younger adolescents. This behavior change is driven by external factors, notably increased pressures from academic, social, and extracurricular activities and by biological circadian factors. There are also substantial changes in sleep architecture across adolescence, with dramatic declines in slow wave sleep, and slow wave activity (delta, ~ 0.5-4.5 Hz). These changes are associated with underlying changes in brain structure and organization, with a decrease in synaptic density likely underlying the reduction in high amplitude slow waveforms. While changes in sleep across adolescence are a normal part of development, many adolescents are getting insufficient sleep and are consequently, less likely to perform well at school, more likely to develop mood-related disturbances, be obese, and are at greater risk for traffic accidents, alcohol and drug abuse.

 

MeSH Terms
    Adolescent
    Adolescent Development/physiology*
    Brain/growth & development
    Brain/physiology
    Circadian Rhythm/physiology
    Electroencephalography
    Homeostasis/physiology
    Humans
    Puberty/physiology
    Sleep/physiology*
    Sleep Stages/physiology
    Sleep Wake Disorders/physiopathology

 

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