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Five Signs You Have a Parasomnia.  Walking, Talking, Eating can Happen When People Think They're Fast Asleep.
Later School Start Times: From ZZZZs to As: A Growing Body of Evidence Demonstrates that Growing Bodies Benefit from More Sleep

Experts Say Teens Losing Sleep Over Technology
Children's Media Use and Sleep Problems: Issues and Unanswered Questions
Creating a Sublime Sanctuary
7 Myths About Sleep
Is Your Teen Sleep Deprived?
Sleep-Full Schedule?
Americans Get Too Little Sleep And Everyone Has An Excuse
The New Cost of Sleep
Does School Start Too Early?

Non-Fiction: The Bed's Just Right Without You

Association between Morningness-Eveningness and Behavioral/Emotional Problems among Adolescents
This recent article from the Journal of Biological Rhythms, June 2007, studied 1332 adolescents and documents the association between 'eveningness'� and teen emotional/behavioral problems and risk taking behaviors.  It is a particularly notable article because of the very large number of students who were studied and the fact that students were recruited randomly from the school system.  Although sleep loss alone may not be the sole factor accounting for these problems it is certainly a contributing factor.  Parents should be aware that 'night owl'� teens may be at greater than average risk for emotional problems including suicidality, substance abuse and other emotional/behavioral issues.  Addressing teen sleep problems AND acknowledging and treating emotional/behavioral problems will improve teen health and wellbeing.

Helping Teens Make Peace with Sleep:

Links to Articles on Later School Start Times
Later School Start Benefits Teens

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