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The objective of this project is to develop an effective, yet feasible strategy to extend school-night sleep duration of older adolescents.
The investigators are developing and testing a feasible behavioral intervention to increase school-night sleep duration by shifting the circadian system earlier and providing a time management plan for after-school activities in youngsters between 14 and 17 years and enrolled in high school. This study tests morning bright light and a school-night time management plan to facilitate earlier bedtimes to increase sleep duration. Circadian phase, sleep, neurobehavioral functioning and mood are measured before and immediately after the 2-week intervention and compared to a control group. Long-term effectiveness, adherence, and acceptability are also examined in a 3-week extension study. These data will provide evidence-based treatment strategies for delayed and sleep-restricted adolescents, and acceptability of and adherence to the treatment in this age group.
Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm
Weekend Morning Bright Light & Early Bedtime
Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-18T03:27:47-0400
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