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Dose-Dependent Associations Between Sleep Duration and Unsafe Behaviors Among US High School Students

October 4, 2018



In a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, DSM faculty, including Matthew Weaver, PhD, Laura Barger, PhD  and Elizabeth Klerman, MD, PhD found a correlation between sleep deprivation and risk taking behaviors among high school students. According to Dr. Weaver, prior reports have documented that high school students who slept less than eight hours were at increased risk of adverse self-behaviors. This study adds to the existing literature by using a larger updated data set over a longer study interval and by incorporating more granular sleep information and looking at a wider array of risk taking behaviors.

Follow the links below to access news reports about the study.


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