Factors Affecting Adolescent Sleep Deprivation and Effects of Daytime Sleepiness
Friesen, Susan C.
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Adolescent sleep loss and daytime sleepiness has manifested itself in a wide range of negative outcomes from increased risk of accidents and motor vehicle crashes, to substance use, school failure, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obesity, and even fibromyalgia. This article addresses the ecology of adolescent sleep deprivation in the context of the individual interacting with others, the physical environment, and society. Nurse practitioners are positioned to evaluate adolescents for sleep problems, formulate interventions and implement them with the adolescent and family. Furthermore, nurse practitioners are able to promote health through education for adolescents, their families, the school system, and the community on the importance of sleep and the need to prevent sleep deprivation.