Sleep Research

In this news report from Australia, we learn about sleep problems in children and teenagers. Research suggests that adolescents need as much as 9 hours of sleep a night.


However, as they get older, their sleep quality changes, with less time in deep sleep, leaving them more tired during the day, even if they are getting the same amount of sleep they used to. How do biological maturation and social environment interact to alter the amount of sleep adolescents get?