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5 Scary Health Effects Of Sleep Deprivation During The Teen Years

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science

Sleep loss can take a devastating toll on the mind and body at any stage of life, from early childhood to older adulthood. But for teenagers, who are ...

My Q and A With Christian Benedict on the Link Between Sleep and School Performance

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

After many years of neglecting sleep's importance in our lives, we've entered a golden age of sleep studies. Christian Benedict, a neuroscientist at Uppsala University in Sweden, is helping lead this scientific movement, with a particular emphasis on how sleep is connected to performance in school.

Why More Schools Are Letting Their Students Sleep In

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living

It can be downright Sisyphean to get a teenager out of bed. Just like adults, they're often significantly sleep-deprived -- and the first period bell ...

Teens Are Getting Less And Less Sleep

Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 02/17/2015 02:45 AM EST on LiveScience The amount of time that teens spend sleeping has subst...

For Teens, Falling Asleep Gets Harder With More Screen Time -- Even If It's During The Day

Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: 02/03/2015 02:57 AM EST on LiveScience Teenagers who while away the hours on an electronic device -- whether it's a...

Another Good Reason Teens Should Get The Right Amount Of Sleep

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Teens who don't get enough sleep may be at risk for chronic problems later in life from increased ...

How To Help Your Teen Sleep As School Begins

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

School starts for John in a few weeks. He is now in a position to excel. It is my heartfelt hope that all children and teens will get the attention and support they need to sleep better and be at their best.

Are Teens Getting Enough Sleep?

Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Tara Haelle Not getting enough sleep can have serious effects on physical and mental health. This is particularly true for teens, whose bodies a...

Teens Get Better Sleep When Their Parents Keep Tabs On Them

Posted 12.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Teens' relationships with their parents, as well as their social lives, may affect sleep more than previously realized, according to a new study in th...

Back To School Is A Great Time For Teens To Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

The assumption is that the teenagers are falling asleep because they are bored or disinterested in the class. Was elementary school more exciting than high school? No, that is not the reason. It is a misconception that boredom causes sleepiness. Boredom just unmasks sleep deprivation.

Got Sleep?

Jessica Yang | Posted 04.18.2013 | Teen
Jessica Yang

It is a truth universally acknowledged that high school students do not get enough sleep. (Sorry for butchering the famous Pride and Prejudice line, Jane Austen-ites.)

Why Your Teen Refuses To Wake Up On Time

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Biological changes are an important part of the teen-sleep picture, but they don't tell the whole story. Combined with these biological shifts are environmental and lifestyle factors that also can interfere with teens' sleep.

Sacrificing Sleep For Study Time Doesn't Make The Grade

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers found that opting to delay bedtime in favor of studying was linked to an increased risk of both types of academic difficulty. And this was true regardless of the total amount of students' study time.

How Much Sleep Do Teens Really Need?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's a mantra from physicians, sleep experts and other health professionals we've come to expect: Teenagers are short on sleep.

World Sleep Day: How Much Shuteye Do Kids Really Need?

Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D.

Our hope is that by understanding the scientific record and context beyond these two recent splashes in the literature, the pediatric sleep community's service to parents and health professionals can be restored.

POLL: Should Schools Start Later So Teens Can Sleep Longer?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

High school students across the country are waking up at the crack or dawn every day to make it to school by 8 a.m. or earlier. If you're one of the l...

Not Enough Sleep Could Up Diabetes Risk For Obese Teens: Study

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living

Getting enough sleep at night could do more than help you feel rested and ready to face the day -- a new study shows that obese teens who get enough s...

Teens Losing Sleep Over Tech Toys

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A growing body of research suggests that more and more young people are becoming sleep-deprived because they can't put down their high-tech toys....

The Link Between Lack of Sleep And Overeating

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's not news to scientists who've found that people who sleep fewer than the hours their bodies need have a stronger craving for fatty foods and snacks.