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Teens and Sleep

Children's Health

Teens and Sleep

Teens and Sleep

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A new study says teens don't get enough sleep: 80 percent of adolescents surveyed don't get the recommended nine hours on school nights. They're paying the consequences, from falling asleep in class to driving drowsy to skipping exercise. Ira Flatow talks with sleep experts about how to handle tired teens.

Guests:

Mary Carskadon, director, Bradley Hospital Sleep and Chronobiology Research Laboratory Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School.

Judith Owens, MD, co-author, Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens; director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic, Hasbro Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Brown Medical School.