Publication Date: March 8, 2022
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An intimate glimpse inside a silent epidemic that is harming teens and how parents can help them reclaim the restorative power of sleep.
If you could protect your child from unnecessary anxiety, depression, and chronic stress, and foster a greater sense of happiness and well-being in their lives, wouldn’t you? In this book, the authors of the classic book on helping babies and young children develop healthy sleep habits The Happy Sleeper uncover one of the greatest threats to our teenagers’ physical and mental health: sleep deprivation. Caught in a perfect storm of omnipresent screens, academic overload, and unnecessarily early school start times, Generation Sleepless illustrates how our children are operating in a constant state of sleep debt while struggling to meet the demands of adolescence.
In this essential book, Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright draw on the latest scientific research to reveal that today’s teenagers are, in fact, the most sleep-deprived population in human history. In fact, at a critical phase of development, many teens need more sleep than their younger siblings—but they’re getting drastically less. Generation Sleepless guides families in building healthy habits around sleep by:
establishing family agreements around sleep habits
altering family practices around phones, social media, and screen time
regaining overall equilibrium in the home
remaking bedtime routines
Packed with years of research and in-depth reporting, Generation Sleepless is a wake-up call for parents and equips them with the right tools to start a family conversation about sleep and, ultimately, regain connection with their tweens and teens.
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