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City Visions: Why teens don't get enough sleep

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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

Guests:

Dr. Jamie Mark Zeitzer - Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine.

Julia Russell Eells - Head of San Francisco University High School.

 

Dr. Michael Tompkins - Author of the Insomnia Workbook for Teens. He is co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley.