The follow-up protocol included self-report questions regarding typical sleeping patterns and sleep disturbances as well as measures of depression, PTSD, and lifetime victimization histories.
Adolescence is a period when problems such as sleep distorted breathing (snoring, sleep apnea), insomnia, agitation, and nightmares begin to emerge and interfere with sleep quality.
The consequences of insufficient sleep have particular implications for the cognitive and emotional functioning of adolescents.
Conclusions Assessments of sleep disturbances should be integrated into standard of care for adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse.
Sleep occurs in every animal species and is essential for survival.
Because of increasingly later bed times coupled with early school start-times, adolescents find themselves with an increased “sleep debt” (Carskadon, 1990).