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Teen Sleep

How A 17-Year-Old Gave Her School A Big Wake-Up Call

Posted 08.13.2014 | Teen

Jilly Dos Santos, 17, convinced her school to push its start time back so students could get more sleep -- and other schools are following her lea...

LOOK: Sleep-Deprived Teens Are More Likely To Engage In These Risky Behaviors

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Averaging less than six hours of sleep a night doesn't just make for a sleepy teen -- a new study in the journal Preventive Medicine shows it could al...

Is It Time To Start School Later?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many parents and school officials will likely have their own schedules and routines affected by any changes. But even small delays in favor of students can have significant effects on the quantity and quality of their nightly rest, their physical and emotional health, and their performance at school during the day.

Are You Counting Tweets Instead Of Sheep?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By David Rodriguez, Lane Te...

Robin Wilkey

Massive Study Could Change The Way Teens Sleep

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents

If you think you’re not getting enough sleep, maybe you should look at your kids. In light of reports of a teen sleep deprivation epidemic, rese...

Why Teens Need More Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Teenagers in particular may be at risk of chronic partial sleep deprivation due to changes that occur in sleep as they go through puberty. Teenagers need to sleep about nine hours, and as they get older, they tend to sleep less.

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.

Joy Resmovits

Can Sleeping Improve School Performance?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.03.2012 | Education

In high school, Melissa Edwards woke up at 6:30 a.m. to catch a bus. It was dark, she was tired and the school's 7:15 a.m. morning bell forced the St....

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.

Extra Sleep On Weekends Tied To Worse Test Grades, Study Shows

Posted 11.07.2011 | Parents

If you let your hardworking teen snooze late into the afternoon on the weekends to catch up on missed weekday sleep, you might want to reconsider: Col...

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. ...