How Much Sleep Do Teens Need and What Happens When They Don’t Get It?

Start Date & Time: 
Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 12:00
End Date & Time: 
Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 13:00
Venue: 

Meeting room 7C
Level 7

Speaker: 
Speaker Details: 

Dr Michelle Short
School of Psychology
Flinders University
Adelaide, South Australia

How Much Sleep Do Teens Need and What Happens When They Don’t Get It?

Synopsis: 

Adolescents are amongst the most sleep deprived people in the world. This talk presents emerging evidence regarding how much sleep adolescents need to maintain optimal cognitive function and discusses how sleep loss impacts cognition, mood, and emotion regulation, as well the body’s circadian and homeostatic sleep systems.

Biography: 

Dr Short’s research focuses on the sleep and circadian rhythms in adolescents, with a particular focus on using laboratory-based sleep manipulation protocols to determine the effects of insufficient sleep. She also has an interest in factors that protect sleep in developing teens. Currently, she is an investigator on a longitudinal laboratory-based study investigating puberty-related changes to sleep homeostasis in emerging adolescents.

Host: 

Asst Prof June Lo
Principal Investigator
NBD