Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is senior author on a paper, “Are Canadian children and adolescents sleep deprived?,” that was recently published in Public Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.

Michauda I, Chaput JP. Are Canadian children and adolescents sleep deprived? Public Health. 2016;141:126-29.


  • Twenty percent of children and 30% of adolescents sleep less than recommended for optimal health.
  • Thirty-two percent of children and 42% of adolescents report trouble going to sleep or staying asleep.
  • Eleven percent of children and 32% of adolescents report difficulty staying awake during waking hours.
  • Differences between boys and girls are minimal.