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  • Help your teen recharge with sleep

    Aug 16 2016...
    The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project has launched the “Sleep Recharges You” campaign, urging teens to make sleep a top priority. Parents and teachers can play an important role by helping teens to understand the importance of sleep.

    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teens should sleep 8 to 10 hours each night to promote optimal health. But CDC data show that insufficient sleep is common among teens. About 69 percent of high school students report sleeping 7 hours or less on school nights. READ MORE>>
  • High school video contest winners share their “sleep stories”

    May 18 2016...
    The American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) recently challenged high school students around the country to create a video sleep story. Over 30 aspiring scientists and filmmakers answered their call, submitting documentaries, dramas and other creative takes on sleep topics. A panel of sleep physicians and researchers had the challenging job of narrowing the field down to a winner and several runners-up. READ MORE>>
  • High school video contest: Promoting sleep awareness

    Jan 12 2016...
    High school students have until February 29 to enter the 2016 Sleep Story Video Contest. Sponsored by the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, the contest invites teens to make and submit a creative video about the importance of sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Spring forward, sleep less: Teens and daylight saving time

    Oct 05 2015...
    A new study shows that high school students lose sleep on school nights after the spring change to daylight saving time. The study involved 35 high school students. They had an average age of 16.5 years. Their nightly sleep was measured by wrist actigraphy. READ MORE>>
  • Teen video contest promotes sleep awareness

    Jan 13 2015...
    High school students have one more month to enter the 2015 Sleep Story Video Contest. Sponsored by the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, the contest invites teens to make a creative video about the importance of sleep. Up for grabs is a grand prize of $1,000 – split evenly between the winning student and his or her school. Second and third-place prizes of $500 and $250 also will be awarded.

    Video entries must be between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length. Entries must be received by Feb. 9, 2015. Jack Gentempo, a homeschool student from Norway, Maine, won the 2014 grand prize with his video, “The Wonderful World of Sleep.” READ MORE>>
  • Teens with earlier school start times have higher crash rates

    Nov 28 2014...
    A new study suggests that teen drivers who start class earlier in the morning are involved in more car accidents than peers with a later school start time.

    The study analyzed data from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. It compared teen crash rates in two nearby counties during two school years. One county had a high school start time of 7:20 a.m. Classes in the other county began at 8:45 a.m. READ MORE>>
  • Five sleep tips for parents of tired teens

    Aug 27 2014...
    The summertime sleep habits of most teens today would be enough to make Ben Franklin blow a proverbial fuse. A 3 a.m. to Noon sleep schedule isn’t likely to meet his standard of “early to bed, early to rise.” But it can be the norm for night-owl teens when they are free from a school schedule.

    As teens go back to school for the fall, Ben will get his revenge each morning when the alarm clock sounds. These early morning wake-up calls will leave most teens short on sleep during the school week. Here are five tips from the AASM to help parents promote healthy sleep in teens. READ MORE>>
  • Back to school sleep tips for kids

    Aug 11 2014...
    For kids, the long summer of sleeping in, staying up late and enjoying leisurely mornings is coming to a rapid close. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) offers tips to help parents adjust their children’s sleep schedules for both success in school and to promote a healthy lifestyle. READ MORE>>
  • Most U.S. teens are still losing sleep

    Jun 16 2014...
    New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what most high school teachers already know: U.S. teens aren’t getting enough sleep.

    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teens get a little more than nine hours of nightly sleep for optimal health and daytime alertness. But CDC data show that only 31.7 percent of high school students report sleeping at least eight hours on a typical school night. Clearly, American teens are failing to make the grade when it comes to their sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Night owls face disadvantages in high school years

    Nov 13 2013...
    Teenagers who stay up late during the school year are likely to have lower grades and more emotional problems than their morning lark counterparts, according to a study that looked at the long-term sleep habits of teens.

    The study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health involved a large sample of teens from across the country. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley looked at the teens’ academic records and reported bedtimes throughout their middle and high school years.

    About 30 percent of the teens had bedtimes later than 11:30 p.m. on school days and 1:30 a.m. in the summertime. This group was unable to meet their recommended 9 hours of sleep during the school year. As a result, these teens had lower GPA scores than their peers and more reported behavioral problems. READ MORE>>