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The Somnolent Youth-Sleep and the Influence of Exercise: A Narrative Review

Physical Education and Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, 637616, Singapore
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Academic Editor: Eling de Bruin
Sports 2015, 3(2), 116-135;
Received: 3 May 2015 / Revised: 12 June 2015 / Accepted: 19 June 2015 / Published: 23 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Paediatric Exercise Physiology)
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Sleep is crucial to the physiological and psychological development of youth. The implications of insufficient sleep on learning and school performance are well documented. However, adequate sleep often goes unmet due to a combination of biological, societal, and environmental factors, especially during adolescence. In the present review, the changes to adolescent sleep patterns, and its consequences on cognition and learning are briefly explored. We then review the empirical literature of the role of exercise in regulating adolescent sleep patterns, and its potential mechanisms. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescence; children; sleep; exercise adolescence; children; sleep; exercise
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Suppiah, H.T.; Chia, M. The Somnolent Youth-Sleep and the Influence of Exercise: A Narrative Review. Sports 2015, 3, 116-135.

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