Sleep and the adolescent brain

Fontanellaz-Castiglione, EG; Markovic, Andjela; Tarokh, Leila (2020). Sleep and the adolescent brain. Current opinion in physiology, 15, pp. 167-171. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cophys.2020.01.008

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Adolescence is a period of significant brain maturation, and cognitive and emotional development. Interacting with and reflecting these processes is sleep. In this review we synthesize the current and emerging literature on the role of adolescent sleep in brain maturation. On the one hand, studies in animals and humans suggest that sleep actively supports neurodevelopment during the adolescent period. On the other hand, over the last decade the value of sleep as a time to measure brain activity and study the brain maturational process has been appreciated. The transition from childhood to adolescence also heralds changes to sleep behavior, with sleep duration shortening across the adolescent period. This decline has important implications for adolescent cognitive and mental health, although the long-term consequences of chronic sleep restriction on adolescent brain maturation remain unknown.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Research Division

UniBE Contributor:

Fontanellaz-Castiglione, Chiara Emilia Gaia; Markovic, Andjela and Tarokh, Leila

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2468-8673

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Chantal Michel

Date Deposited:

23 Jul 2020 10:33

Last Modified:

25 Jul 2020 07:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.cophys.2020.01.008

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.145321

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/145321

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