A PLOS ONE study reveals that sleep deprivation was linked to falls and bicycle accidents at home and school among Korean adolescents.
In particular, the sleep deprivation of adolescents may provoke serious problems for physical and emotional health, academic success, and safety [13, 14]. Several recent studies have shown that sleep deprivation or sleep disturbance is associated with the risk of injury among children or adolescent athletes [15–17]. However, there have been only a few studies on the effects of sleep time on accidents and falls among adolescents. In addition, to our knowledge, no study has explored the relationship between sleep time and specific types of accidents and falls at home and school for adolescents. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional population-based study that primarily focused on the effects of sleep duration on bicycle accidents and falls under various circumstances among Korean adolescents.