The Sleep-Deprived Teen

The Sleep-Deprived Teen

Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive (Healthy sleep habits, Sleep patterns, Teenage sleep)

Lisa L. Lewis


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The Sleep-Deprived Teen offers information on

  • Making sleep friendly-changes at home and at school
  • Teen sleep misconceptions (no, they can’t just go to bed earlier!)
  • Sleep and teen athletes
  • Drowsy driving
  • The sleep/mental-health connection
  • Gender differences in sleep/special considerations for girls
  • Why sleep is even more important if your teen is LGBTQ+
  • Why sleep is a social justice issue
  • Sleep and ADHD


Lisa L. Lewis:

Lisa L. Lewis, MS, is a freelance journalist who covers the intersection of parenting, public health, and education. She played a key role in California’s new healthy school start times law, the first of its kind in the nation. Lewis is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, TIME, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, and Your Teen, among others. She’s a parent to two teens, who inspire much of what she writes about—everything from concussions and heat stroke to school lockdowns to teenage sleep.