Walk into any first-period high school classroom and it's obvious: teenagers are exhausted. Sleep deprivation is an epidemic as widespread as obesityAand just as damaging. Fortunately, science has answers and Dr. Helene Emsellem has solutions that all parents can use. Affecting the lives of more than 41 million adolescents in the United States alone, sleep deprivation is a chronic problem for kids today. We know this intuitively as we watch teenagers frantically juggle a hectic social calendar with the overwhelming demands of school, work, and chores. School performance around the country is sufferingAbut it's not just grades that are at risk. Sleep deprivation has been found to affect nearly every aspect of a teenager's life, from emotional stability and behavioral issues to physical well-being and the potential for drug and alcohol abuse. For years, we've blamed many of these adolescent characteristics on the natural maturing process or changing hormones. And while chemicals do surge through the body creating strong effects, sleepAthe right amount and the right kindAhas now been targeted for its prime importance in overall success and well-being.10 aquot;No-Waraquot; Ways to Improve Your Teena#39;s Sleep Habits Dr. Helene A. Emsellem, M.D., Carol Whiteley. friend or girlfriend or even schoolwork, can make them too anxious to fall asleep. ... (If you dona#39;t think this is a problem at your house, ask your cell phone service provider for an itemized bill; you might be amazed to see anbsp;...
|Title||:||Snooze... or Lose!|
|Author||:||Dr. Helene A. Emsellem, M.D., Carol Whiteley|
|Publisher||:||Joseph Henry Press - 2006-08-11|