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Zs in teens: Impact of parental pressure on adolescent sleep patterns

S Yamuna

Citation Information : Yamuna S. Zs in teens: Impact of parental pressure on adolescent sleep patterns. Indian Sleep Med 2009; 4 (2):45-48.

DOI: 10.5005/ijsm-4-2-45

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Adolescents are marching towards independence with the guidance of parents for a decade. Parents who are usually in their fifth decades tend to expect adolescents to be mature enough to behave like themselves. This places a major demand on the adolescents who are struggling to manage their own physiological shifts and emotional upheavals of the period. Parenting styles, misconceptions, ignorance and anxiety have a significant role to play in altering the sleep patterns of the adolescents. Hence it is mandatory that health care providers should be equipped with the changes expected in sleep patterns during adolescence and must be empowered with skills to convince parents to expect and accept the same.


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