Eps 334: Lisa Lewis Teens and Sleep

Episode 334

My guest today is Lisa L. Lewis.

Lisa Lewis is the author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive, described as “a call to action” by Arianna Huffington and “an urgent and timely read” by Daniel H. Pink. 

The book is an outgrowth of her previous work on the topic, including her role helping get California’s landmark law on healthy school start times passed. 

Lewis has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and others. She’s a parent to a teen and a recent teen and lives in California.

More info: www.lisallewis.com.


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Takeaways from the show

  • Lisa’s advocacy with changing school start times
  • Why teens can struggle to get the sleep they need
  • The sleep needs of teens and tweens
  • The issues that can come with teens not getting enough sleep
  • Help your teens move into a rhythm that allows them to get the sleep they need
  • The ways technology affects sleep
  • The pushback that is commonly faced when changing school start times
  • How to push for a change in school start times in your community


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