Sleep Trajectory From Teen to Adult Tied to Overall Health
New research suggests that both short and long sleep trajectories from adolescence are associated with poor physiologic and mental health outcomes in adulthood. Adolescents with a trajectory of short sleep seem particularly vulnerable to poor mental well-being as young adults. Clinicians should ask about their patients' sleep duration from a very early age and on a regular basis.
@alhad With this information in hand, clinicians can target therapy on an individual basis that could involve behavioral or dietary changes or even medication use. One day, targeting sleep may be a realistic therapeutic option to promote and maintain the physiological and mental health of patients