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Brief Behavioral Sleep Intervention for Adolescents: An Effectiveness Study

Published on Jul 3, 2016in Behavioral Sleep Medicine3.171
· DOI :10.1080/15402002.2015.1007993
E. Juulia Paavonen20
Estimated H-index: 20
(National Institute for Health and Welfare),
Taina Huurre17
Estimated H-index: 17
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
+ 2 AuthorsTimo Partonen54
Estimated H-index: 54
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
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Abstract
Sleep disturbances are common among adolescents, but there are no brief interventions to treat them. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief semistructured, individually delivered sleep intervention to ameliorate adolescents' sleeping difficulties and lengthen sleep duration. All students aged 16–18 years in a high school were screened for sleeping difficulties and 36 students with the highest sleep problem scores were invited to the intervention. Postintervention improvements were observed on self-reported and actiwatch-registered sleep duration, self-reported sleep quality and sleep latency, perceived stress and anxiety (all p values 0.05). A brief individual sleep intervention can be effective in lengthening sleep duration and improving subjective sleep quality and well-being among adolescents.
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