Irregular Sleep Patterns Tied To Poor Grades And Behavioral Issues Among Teens, NIH-Funded Study Finds

In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers from Stony Brook University, led by Dr. Gina Marie Mathew and Dr. Lauren Hale, reveals alarming connections between irregular sleep habits and academic performance in adolescents. 

Published in Sleep journal, the study scrutinized data from nearly 800 adolescents, highlighting a correlation between inconsistent bedtimes and lower grades. Adolescents with variable sleep patterns were more likely to receive poor grades and face school-related behavioral problems. The researchers underscored the importance of interventions to promote regular sleep schedules, emphasizing their potential to enhance academic performance and curb behavioral issues among adolescents. 

This research sheds light on the critical role of sleep in adolescent well-being and academic success, urging for strategies to address sleep irregularities in educational settings.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell