That's why in honor of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep Awareness Week (March 6-13), the Start School Later team has rounded up some often overlooked facts about teen sleep, including some shareable messages:
There is a manic movement across our culture to hack sleep, to replace sleep with power nutrients, to find other ways to push the human physiology beyond the need for adequate sleep. But the fact remains we all need it and there's no way around it. If we deprive ourselves of sleep we are posing a risk to ourselves and others.
I haven't slept for more than three-straight hours in ten months. I'm being held together through sheer force of will, caffeine, and napping in toilet stalls. Sometimes I forget what I'm doing -- while I'm doing it.
Take it from a sleep expert who understands the importance of sleep. Ditch these common sleep myths, and you'll be sure to see improvements in your overall health and mood.
What this tells me is that 1) we've all accumulated an unsightly amount of sleep debt, and 2) we can all do fine in school with way more sleep than we thought we could get.
So, should sleep be a human right? Maybe businesses should be more aware of their employees' sleep. Or, should governments do more to prevent it?
There's something about sweet slumber that can't be replicated by anything else. Sleep is good for your body. It's good for your mind. And accordi...
While we often talk about how much we should take care of ourselves, both mentally and physically, we (women in particular) often find ourselves taking care of everyone else first, often placing ourselves at the bottom of the pile.
I never dreamed on my sleep medication, but my waking life turned into a nightmare. Off of the pills, I'm getting better at sleeping, and better at handling the day.
Counting minutes is a form of panic -- and when your body senses panic, it instinctively stays wide awake.
Studies have begun to examine the use of Netflix as a procrastination method, even as a form of sleep procrastination.
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Prior to my son's birth, a seasoned father had warned me of the perils I would soon face. He told me that a hallmark of fatherhood was doubting oneself and failing often, but that these transgressions would pale in comparison to the more serious and unavoidable trespass: that although I would love every moment with my son, exhaustion would make certain that I hardly remembered any of it.