Adolescents Amount of Sleep in Relation to Emotional and Behavioral Regulation

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Counselor Education

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Robin Alcala Saner


The purpose of this capstone project is to understand the relation between the amount of sleep adolescents get in connection to emotional and behavioral control and how to improve adolescent sleep. Research is showing the amount of sleep youth get affects their behavioral and emotional health in various capacities. The concern for students coming to school with minimal hours of sleep and struggling with self-regulation skills has become an epidemic. Mental health professionals can link information given to developmental theories related to sleep deprivation and self-regulation. They could further their research through intervention, by determining ways to improve the amount of sleep adolescents obtain on a nightly basis. This response could improve the well-being of students and their academic success along with enhancing and possibly diminishing the existence of sleep deprivation amongst adolescents.

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