The delivery of behavioral sleep medicine to college students

J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jun;48(6):553-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.09.023. Epub 2010 Dec 18.


College students are vulnerable to a variety of sleep disorders, which can result in sleep deprivation and a variety of other consequences. The delivery of behavioral sleep medicine is particularly relevant for the college student population, as the early intervention on their sleep problems might prevent lifelong consequences. This article critically reviews the efficacy of relevant behavioral sleep medicine interventions and discusses special considerations for using them with college students who have unique sleep patterns and lifestyles. Recommendations are also given regarding ways to disseminate these empirically supported treatments into this environment. Finally, recommendations regarding future research directions are discussed in the present study.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Behavior Therapy / methods*
  • Behavioral Medicine*
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sleep / physiology*
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / therapy*
  • Students / psychology*
  • Universities
  • Young Adult