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City Visions: Why teens don't get enough sleep

Aug 27, 2018

Research from local clinics and medical studies show that 87% of teenagers get less than the recommended amount of sleep on the average night. What role do the internet and social media play in this wide-scale sleep deprivation? What are the effects that play out in the daily life of our youth? And how is this problem being addressed by parents, teachers, and schools?

Producer:  Max Solmssen, with assistance from Wendy Holcombe

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Is America undergoing a sleep revolution?  Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are betting that sleep is the health craze of the moment, investing time and money to develop devices they claim will monitor and improve the quality of our rest.  

Every morning in the Tenderloin, when people all around San Francisco are starting to wake up, around 30 people gather at St. Boniface Church, waiting to go sleep. This is the story of one morning.

Flickr: Ka-ho Pang

On today’s Your Call we talk about the health effects of long-term sleep loss and what role race and economics play.

On today's Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the significance of sleep for our mental and physical health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. How much sleep do we need? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  What effect does sleep (or the lack of it) have on our bodies?  And how could we create a more sleep-friendly society?  It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you. 

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