The crucial role of sleep in physical and mental health is well known, especially during the developmental period. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in examining the relationship between sleep patterns and school performance in adolescents. At this stage of life, several environmental and biological factors may affect both circadian and homeostatic regulation of sleep. A large part of this population does not experience adequate sleep, leading to chronic sleep restriction and/or disrupted sleep–wake cycles. Studies investigating the effects of different sleep–wake schedules on academic achievement showed that impaired sleep quality and quantity are associated with decreased learning ability and compromised daytime functioning. This review focuses on the most recent studies that evaluated the effects of modified school start time on sleep patterns and related outcomes. Moreover, based on the available empirical evidence, we intend to propose a direction for future studies targeted to implement prevention or treatment programs by modifying sleep timing. View Full-Text

Later school start time: the impact of sleep on academic performance and health in the adolescent population / Alfonsi, Valentina; Scarpelli, Serena; D’Atri, Aurora; Stella, Giacomo; De Gennaro, Luigi. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 17:7(2020). [10.3390/ijerph17072574]

Later school start time: the impact of sleep on academic performance and health in the adolescent population

Alfonsi, Valentina;Scarpelli, Serena;D’Atri, Aurora;Stella, Giacomo;De Gennaro, Luigi
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Abstract

The crucial role of sleep in physical and mental health is well known, especially during the developmental period. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in examining the relationship between sleep patterns and school performance in adolescents. At this stage of life, several environmental and biological factors may affect both circadian and homeostatic regulation of sleep. A large part of this population does not experience adequate sleep, leading to chronic sleep restriction and/or disrupted sleep–wake cycles. Studies investigating the effects of different sleep–wake schedules on academic achievement showed that impaired sleep quality and quantity are associated with decreased learning ability and compromised daytime functioning. This review focuses on the most recent studies that evaluated the effects of modified school start time on sleep patterns and related outcomes. Moreover, based on the available empirical evidence, we intend to propose a direction for future studies targeted to implement prevention or treatment programs by modifying sleep timing. View Full-Text
2020
sleep; learning; school start time; academic performance; school health; sleep loss; adolescence
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Later school start time: the impact of sleep on academic performance and health in the adolescent population / Alfonsi, Valentina; Scarpelli, Serena; D’Atri, Aurora; Stella, Giacomo; De Gennaro, Luigi. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 17:7(2020). [10.3390/ijerph17072574]
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