Howard Taras, MD, Professor, (email@example.com), Division of Community Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, Gilman Drive #0927, La Jolla, CA 92093–0927;
Sleep and Student Performance at School
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2009
2005 American School Health Association
Journal of School Health
Volume 75, Issue 7, pages 248–254, September 2005
How to Cite
Taras, H. and Potts-Datema, W. (2005), Sleep and Student Performance at School. Journal of School Health, 75: 248–254. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2005.tb06685.x
This article is 1 of 6 articles that are part of a project of the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS). This NCCSHS project was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and US Department of Agriculture. Opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily shared by these federal agencies or other institutions that comprise NCCSHS membership.
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2009
ABSTRACT: To review the state of research on the association between sleep among school-aged children and academic outcomes, the authors reviewed published studies investigating sleep, school performance, and cognitive and achievement tests. Tables with brief descriptions of each study's research methods and outcomes are included. Research reveals a high prevalence among school-aged children of suboptimal amounts of sleep and poor sleep quality. Research demonstrates that suboptimal sleep affects how well students are able to learn and how it may adversely affect school performance. Recommendations for further research are discussed.