Feb 6, 2014 — Lack of sleep contributes to depression in teenagers, two studies find. Lack of exercise and lots of time online don't help, either. The solution, researchers say, is for parents to make sure their children are getting a good nine to 10 hours of sleep a night, even in high school.
Dec 16, 2013 — More and more people are using sleeping pills, but they can have side effects, including dangerous drowsiness the next morning. Sleep specialists say the best way to get a good night's sleep is to have a sleep routine, including going to bed at the same time each night.
Dec 5, 2013 — The notoriously short night's sleep that many tired adolescents get isn't all about surging hormones and too much homework, according to a sociologist who looked at shifting sleep patterns from ages 12 to 15. Teens who report good relationships with family and schoolmates tend to sleep better.
Dec 2, 2013 — Scientists agree that teenagers naturally go to bed late and sleep late, too. But high school start times are traditionally very early. Proponents of later start times say they're finally getting traction. The result, they say, will be happier kids who do better in school.
Aug 15, 2013 — If you're chronically sleep deprived, don't expect 30 minutes on the elliptical to knock you out tonight. The sleep-boosting benefits of exercise take about four months to kick in for people with insomnia, a study suggests. But perseverance pays off.
Jun 28, 2013 — People who were forced to stay up until the wee hours in a sleep lab ate food packing more than 500 extra calories. For people who regularly miss out on sleep, these late-night calories can really add up.
May 21, 2013 — New, young drivers are much more likely to have an accident if they're short on sleep, researchers say. And teenage drivers are far more impaired than adults when facing an equivalent lack of sleep.
Mar 11, 2013 — Less sleep equals more eating, according to a rigorous new study. People who slept just five hours a night burned more energy but also ate more — so much more that they gained almost 2 pounds in less than a week.
Aug 21, 2012 — A new study finds that when teens don't get the sleep they need on a given night, the next day all kinds of things can go poorly. The study builds on a body of evidence that finds sleep and learning are inextricably linked.
Apr 27, 2012 — People who are working more than one job are sleeping less than most, as are people working more than 40 hours a week. Divorced and separated people are short on sleep, too. Working the night shift can wreck your sleep habits and hurt your health.