Sleep Deprivation in School-Age Children

Published by UT School of Nursing


Society is chronically sleep deprived and this starts at an early age. Poor sleep and chronic sleep deprivation is strongly correlated with negative physical and mental health outcomes. Understanding the importance of sleep and how one can control their environment (internal and external) to promote sleep and thus well-being is critical for quality and quantity of life. Nurses need to recognize sleep deprivation in school-age children and educate the student, teachers and families on possible negative outcomes and corrective measures in order to maximize intellectual and physical outcomes

Patricia Carter, PhD, RN, CNS
As a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society, Dr. Carter collaborates with interdisciplinary colleagues across the nation to explore the use of Behavioral Sleep Medicine approaches that can be useful to improving sleep quality in vulnerable populations. Her work has focused on designing, testing, and evaluating non-pharmacologic approaches to decreasing insomnia and depression symptoms while improving quality of life in active and bereaved family...More

Originally Published

August 10, 2018

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  • Sleep Deprivation in Children - Video

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