Sleep for Science
Sleep in the News
This essay describes why sleep recommendations for children and adolescents are based on sound science and not, as recently portrayed by certain media outlets, unreliable or unscientific. The essay is followed by a list of over 60 experts in the sleep field who endorse the sentiments and a list of references to relevant literature.
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The Essay and References
Experts who endorse the essay



Dr. Mary Carskadon interviews with NBC Nightly News crew and explains why teens have a shifted sleep pattern compared to adults.
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Dr. Sharkey's interviews with WCVB TV Boston on the use of sleep aids in women and mothers.
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Dr. Sharkey discusses sleep apnea and risk factors or reasons for a diagnosis of the disorder.
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Dr. Carskadon's essay in The New York Times, "Room for Debate", discusses potential negative effects of extending school days for students.
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Dr. Carskadon's interview with the producer of Frontline's program on the adolescent brain includes answers to many questions people frequently ask about adolescent sleep patterns.
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