The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive
Teenagers are overloaded, strapped for time, and often asked to wake far earlier than they should because of school start times. It’s no surprise they’re sleep-deprived as a result, with far-reaching consequences.
Now, parenting journalist Lisa L. Lewis, who helped spark the first law in the nation requiring healthy school start times for adolescents, has written a reader-friendly book for parents who want to help their exhausted teens. In The Sleep-Deprived Teen, Lewis synthesizes the research to provide parents of teens and tweens with reader-friendly information and strategies, including:
- The science of why sleep matters and how it changes during the teen years
- An overview of how sleep affects mental health, athletic performance, academic success, and more
- An essential primer on how gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status and race and ethnicity can affect sleep
- An eye-opening look at technology and sleep
- A guide to making sleep-friendly changes at home and in schools to help teens
- An exclusive insider look at what it took to bring about California’s healthy school start times law
Well-rested teens are happier and healthier and do better in school. They’re more emotionally resilient. And they’re easier to live with! In The Sleep-Deprived Teen, Lewis provides parents with the roadmap to more (and better) sleep for their teens – and perhaps even for themselves.