As a result of increasing late night device use, chronic school day sleep deprivation has doubled in 15 years, and is now occurring in 70% of Australian teens. Chronic sleep deprivation in teens is usually mislabeled as either a primary mood problem, or simply part of normal teenager-hood. In this presentation, Dr Chris Seton addresses sleep deprivation in teenagers, it's causes, management and treatment options.
- Describe the 'flow on effect' that may develop in teens as a result of sleep deprivation
- Discuss the impacts of sleep deprivation on the teenage brain
- Outline the top three contributors to poor sleep
- How to diagnose sleep deprivation in children
- Discuss why umbrella or multi-faceted treatments for sleep deprivation are more effective
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR) is an Australian medical research institute that is focused on the prevention and treatment of sleep and respiratory disorders, lung cancer, and tuberculosis. Their team of more than 200 medical researchers is dedicated to investigating the causes of disease, finding better treatments and translating our discoveries into new clinical practice. Their work involves clinical investigation of new therapies and innovative approaches to patient management as well as implementation research to improve the uptake of our evidence.
Expert: Dr Chris Seton
Dr Chris Seton is a Paediatric & Adolescent Sleep Physician in Sydney. He helped establish Australia’s first Paediatric Sleep Investigation Unit at Children’s Hospital Camperdown in 1990. Chris has worked at Children’s Hospital as a Staff Specialist in Sleep Medicine since that time. He has sleep clinics for babies, children & teenagers, at The Woolcock Institute in Glebe, Westmead, Hornsby and, in cyber world, at SleepShack (sleepshack.com.au)
Teen Sleep and Digital Technology - Important Issues (28 mins of CPD)
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