Online Program

Sleep, Are We All Getting Enough? How Sleep Impacts Children, Adolescents and Adults


Screen Shot 2021-03-26 at 10-57-28 AMLichuan Ye, Ph.D., RN discusses the issue of sleep and how the lack of sleep is impacting children, adolescents, and adults, especially during the pandemic.  She discusses how sleep impacts both emotional and physical health for everyone.  Dr. Ye also discusses strategies for improving sleep routines. This is a recorded webinar from 4/7/2021.

Contact hours: 1.25          Cost $20            Length: 75 minutes


Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Hours 1.25

As a result of participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:
1.identify the duration of sleep recommended for children, adolescents, and adults

2.describe the impact of insufficient sleep on cognitive function and mood

3.describe digital media impact on sleep in childhood and adolescence

4.describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted sleep

5.describe strategies for families to support youth increasing sleep duration and improving sleep quality

6.identify resources available for teaching school communities about sleep needs and impacts on functioning.


Lichuan Ye, Ph.D., RN, is an Associate Professor at Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health School of Nursing. Dr. Ye’s research focuses on promoting health through better sleep and better management of sleep disorders. In particular, her work aims to improve understanding of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) clinical presentations to facilitate earlier diagnosis, to improve OSA health outcomes by promoting treatment adherence, and to improve sleep in various settings such as in acute care hospitals and on a college campus.

Dr. Ye’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Sleep Medicine Foundation, Sigma Theta Tau International, and American Nurses Foundation. As an educator, Dr. Ye has had the opportunity to teach over 1000 students in several different undergraduate and graduate courses in both classroom and lab settings.

She is a member of the Sleep Research Society, American Thoracic Society, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, and has served in professional committees including the Sleep Research Society and Eastern Nurse Research Society.

Dr. Ye received her Bachelorette degree in Nursing and Master’s degree in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine from West China School of Medicine Sichuan University in China, and her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare. The speakers have no conflict of interest to declare unless otherwise indicated prior to their presentations.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.ANCC Logo Jing

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education  Provider Number 2019U003

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