Teenagers are more sleep deprived than ever before— about 85% don’t get enough sleep at night. There are lots of reasons for this: excessive homework, too early school start times, and the intrusion of the internet into the bedroom. Here are some of my best teen sleep tips which I suspect you haven’t heard before. […]
Here’s a fun little video I did for the medical school. A shout out to Noah Golden who did a great job putting it together.
This article was co-written with Terra Ziporyn Snider Ph. D, the co-founder and executive director of Start School Later. Recently, a school in Wisconsin posted a photo with suggested bedtimes based on children’s age and when they get up in the morning. This resulted in suggested bedtimes as early as 6:45 p.m. for younger children who […]
Today the Centers for Disease Control published the results of an annual survey of over 39,000 schools in the United States. They add to the growing chorus of voices advocating for later school start times for middle and high school age students. The results in a nutshell: school starts too early in America. Here is […]
Last week, I published a long post entitled, Should My Child Take Melatonin? A Guide for Parents. In that article, I really tried to focus on the medical side of the question. How safe is it? How should it be used? When should it be used? Obviously, the answer will vary for each child. My […]