J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 21, Number 1, Janvier 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||30 January 2019|
Complex relationships between adolescents and their sleep (sleep patterns, use of new media, and impact on next day’s activity)
Morphée Network, 2 Grande Rue, 92380 Garches, France
2 Nightingale Hospital, Garches Castle, 92380 Garches, France
3 Antoine-Béclère Hospital, AP-HP, Center for Sleep Medicine, Clamart, France
4 Specialist in Dento-facial Orthopedics, Private practice
5 Lecturer DIU TOSSAOS Paris, France
Address for correspondence: Sylvie Royant-Parola – Morphée Network – 2 Grande Rue – 92380 Garches. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 8 January 2017
During adolescence, sleep changes physiologically and biologically. It is during this period of life that development and learning takes place. However, new teenager sleep behaviors appear. A decrease in weekly sleep time and a jet lag during weekends contribute to the deterioration of teenager’s sleep. The use of new social media plays a detrimental role, with a strong negative correlation between time spent on those and sleep time. Teenagers suffering from sleep deprivation develop well-identified consequences such as diurnal fatigue, lack of attention, more anxiety, poor self-esteem, and also an increased risk of obesity and depression. Teenage sleep is a real public health issue.
Key words: Teenagers / sleep / sleep deprivation / screens / social media / sleep new behaviors
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