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Later Parental-mandated Bedtimes For Teens Linked To Depression And Suicidal Thoughts

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June 11, 2009
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American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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Earlier parental-mandated bedtimes could help protect teens from depression and suicidal thoughts by lengthening sleep duration, according to new research.

Earlier parental-mandated bedtimes could help protect teens from depression and suicidal thoughts by lengthening sleep duration, according to a research abstract that will be presented on June 9, at Sleep 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

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The study by James Gangwisch, PhD, of Columbia University in New York, examined data from 15,659 adolescents. A total of 1,143 teens (7.3 percent) suffered from depression and 2,038 (13 percent) had suicidal thoughts. Adolescents with parental-mandated bedtimes at midnight or later were 25 percent more likely to suffer from depression and 20 percent more likely to have suicidal ideation compared with adolescents who had parental-mandated bedtimes of 10 p.m. or earlier.

"It is a common perception and societal expectation that adolescents do not need as much sleep as preadolescents, yet studies suggests that adolescents may actually require more sleep," said Gangwisch. "Studies have found that adolescents do not go to bed early enough to compensate for earlier school start times, and transitions to earlier school start times have been shown to be associated with significant sleep deprivation."

According to Gangwisch, the study supports the argument that inadequate sleep could lead to depression. "Adolescents with later parental-mandated bedtimes went to bed later, got less sleep, and were less likely to get enough sleep. Short sleep duration explained the relationship between parental-mandated bedtimes and depression, functioning as a risk factor for depression and suicidal ideation."

Abstract Title: Earlier Parental Mandated Bedtimes for Adolescents as a Protective Factor against Depression and Suicidal Ideation as Mediated by Sleep Duration


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American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "Later Parental-mandated Bedtimes For Teens Linked To Depression And Suicidal Thoughts." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 June 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090609072717.htm>.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (2009, June 11). Later Parental-mandated Bedtimes For Teens Linked To Depression And Suicidal Thoughts. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 25, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090609072717.htm
American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "Later Parental-mandated Bedtimes For Teens Linked To Depression And Suicidal Thoughts." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090609072717.htm (accessed January 25, 2015).

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