Can Better Sleep Prevent Depression And Improve Cardiac Health In At Risk Adolescents?

Grant number: 1027076 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

There is a pressing need for effective approaches to preventing depression during adolescence. The primary aim of the project is to assess whether a brief sleep intervention can prevent depression in vulnerable adolescents. Given that sleep interventions also encourage daytime activity, which when combined with improved sleep has potential benefits for cardiovascular health, the secondary aim is to test whether the sleep intervention improves early indicators of cardiovascular risk.