Columbia University Medical Center
Top Ranked in the Nation in Research Funding
and Patient Care
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals
National Institutes of Health
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

Columbia Psychiatry Study: More Sleep Recommended for Teens' Mental Health

January 3, 2010

Earlier bedtimes may help protect teens from depression and suicidal thoughts, says a U.S. study published Friday.

Researchers analyzed data from 15,659 U.S. students in Grades 7 to 12 and their parents. Participants were surveyed from 1994 to 1996 for the study by James Gangwisch, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, and his colleagues.

On average, the teenagers said they got seven hours and 53 minutes of shut-eye a night, compared with the nine or more hours recommended for adolescents by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the team reported in the journal Sleep.

Read more at CBC">Read more at CBC


hora interior