Getting adequate sleep is associated with less alcohol and drug use and mental health problems among adolescents.
Here is a great article published in The Conversation (2021) which addresses not only how much sleep you need throughout your lifetime, but equally important “why” you need a sufficient amount of sleep.
Part of the Curious Kids series for kids of all ages, this fun article does a great job of highlighting many salient benefits of sleep which can help motivate youth to get the 8-10 hours of sleep they need to live a healthy, happy, and productive life (e.g., do well in school, work and sports, look more attractive, and get along better with friends).
The article contains lots of additional resources and information highlighted in underlined content you can simply click on to learn more.
Great tips are included to help youth get more and better sleep.
Share this article with your youth, but also with their teachers, coaches, and parents.
View the article: https://theconversation.com/how-much-sleep-do-you-really-need-156819