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Teens and Sleep

The Exhausting Truth About Teens and Sleep

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Parenting teenagers is no easy feat. You worry about drugs, grades, sports, sex, college acceptance, peer pressure, bullying... there's probably not m...

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.

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.

What Keeps YOU Awake At Night?

Posted 10.25.2012 | Teen

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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.

The Serious Risks of Low Sleep in Teens

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.26.2011 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most teens are not getting enough sleep, and their lack of sufficient sleep is being associated with a whole series of risky, unhealthy behaviors, from smoking and drinking to sexual activity and over-eating.