The prevalence and cross-cultural comparison of daytime sleepiness in adolescents [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Prof L Lack; Dr M Gradisar; Dr HR Wright; Prof MA Carskadon

Brief description International research shows many teenagers have problems falling asleep and being sleepy during the day. This can be due to an irregular sleep pattern of insufficient sleep on school nights, and sleeping-in on weekends. These problems lead to poor outcomes, including poor school performance and negative moods. The aims of the project are to measure the extent of sleep problems in Australian teenagers and compare these to adolescents in the United States. Detection of teenager sleep problems in Australia could lead to significant community awareness and school policy developments as it has in the United States.

Funding Amount $345,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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