Tonight I am speaking at a meeting to discuss school start times in Guilford. I firmly believe that our high school start times are too early (7:25 AM) and that this results in chronic sleep deprivation in our teenagers. Structural sleep deprivation is a significant problem for teenagers which results in less than 10% of students […]
Sleep deprivation in teens is at epidemic levels in this country. A recent study was published by the Centers for Disease Control on the amount of time that teenagers get on an average school night. Students were surveyed over school years from 2007–2013. The results of the survey were alarming, even to those of us […]
The documentary Sleepless in America on the National Geographic Channel starts with the powerful story of a man who lost his wife and two of his children after they were struck by a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. Drowsy driving is equivalent to drunk driving in terms of impairment and risk of accident. However, […]
Limiting light exposure at night is important for teenagers and adults to prevent insomnia. Here are some tips on why this is, and what to do about it.