Literature Review

Initiative Description: A systematic review and meta‐analysis were conducted to summarize the effectiveness of school-based sleep education programs. Seven studies were included, involving 1876 students receiving sleep education programs and 2483 attending classes‐as‐usual

Study Results: Four weekly 50‐minute sleep education classes were most commonly provided.  Compared to classes‐as‐usual, sleep education programs produced significantly longer weekday and weekend total sleep time and better mood among students at immediate post‐treatment.

Reference: Chung, K.-F., Chan, M.-S., Lam, Y.-Y., Lai, C. S.-Y., & Yeung, W.-F. (2017). School-based sleep education programs for short sleep duration in adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of School Health, 87(6), 401–408.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good