Initiative Description:A motivational school-based intervention for adolescent sleep problems. Classes were 50 min in duration, held once per week for 4 weeks, and were presented by a registered psychologist trained in Motivational Interviewing and a qualified secondary school teacher. Lessons included psychoeducation to raise adolescents’ awareness of their sleep health, decisional balance sheets and role-plays to raise ambivalence and motivate adolescents towards changing their behavior, a behavioral experiment to engage adolescents in changing their sleep behaviors, and discussion on maintaining healthy sleep behaviors and relapse prevention.
Study Results: Knowledge and motivation to regularize students ‘out-of-bed times improved.
Reference: Cain, N., Gradisar, M., & Moseley, L. (2011). A motivational school-based intervention for adolescent sleep problems. Sleep Medicine, 12(3), 246–251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2010.06.008
Level of Evidence: Good