Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

How is Sleep Problems Associated with Depression in Adolescent?


Han Sun * 1

1 Ningbo Xiaoshi High School

Corresponding Author

Han Sun


sleep problems, adolescence, depression


Depression is a common mental health problem worldwide and the incidence rate of depression may increase by 15% in adolescence. One of the factors that may contribute to the increasing incidence rate of depression in adolescence is sleep problems. However, the mechanism of the influence of sleep problems on depression in adolescence was still unclear. In this study, existed literature that focused on the relationship between depression and sleep problems was reviewed. Evidence indicated that academic performance, social media abuse and emotion process were three possible factors that played roles in the relationship of depression and sleep problems in adolescents. By review the research on each individual factor, academic performance is not verified to be a key factor in the relationship between sleep problems and depression. The social media abuse is believed to be an important external factor rather than an internal mechanism. In fact, emotional process is convinced to be the core internal factor that mediates between sleep problems and depression in adolescence.


Han Sun. How is Sleep Problems Associated with Depression in Adolescent?. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 23-27. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021157.


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