Moms of Tweens and Teens

How to Help Our Sleep-Deprived Teens, Interview with Lisa Lewis

January 17, 2023 Episode 69
Moms of Tweens and Teens
How to Help Our Sleep-Deprived Teens, Interview with Lisa Lewis
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Show Notes

Experts say that chronic sleep deprivation among teenagers has been linked to worse academic performance and mental and physical health problems, substance abuse, and drowsy driving. Because of the litany of public health risks, the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., as even 60 extra minutes of sleep per night can have major benefits in staving off long-term health issues.

My guest today, Lisa L. Lewis, advocated for California’s law for a later start time in High Schools and recently published a book called “The Sleep-Deprived Teen.” We talk today about the consequences of the lack of sleep in our teens and how we can help them thrive. 

What you will learn: 

  • How much sleep do teens need?
  • What happens when teens don’t get enough sleep? 
  • What has the research shown between school start times and teen sleep?
  • What time do high schools currently start around the country, where else has this been done, and what’s on the horizon?
  • What are some ways parents can help their teens get enough sleep?
  • What are some helpful ideas about getting buy-in from your teenager? How do you actually make them understand the need for more sleep?
  • Best practices for teens to develop a sleep routine.
  • How can parents become advocates for later school start times?

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