Sleep Deprived Teens and Alleviating ADHD Family Stress at 11 am ET



This week's show highlights:

  • Sleep deprived teens
  • Alleviating ADHD family stress


Are our children sleep deprived?  Studies have shown that teens need 8-10 hours of sleep to function best, but sleep in adolescents has been in a steady decline. According to the National Sleep foundation 85% of teens get less than 8 hours of sleep per night.  A new study published also proves what many parents and teachers have been suspecting all along: sleep in adolescents has been in steady and significant decline for the past 20 years.  Less sleep leads to issues in concentration, poor student performance, difficulty solving problems, skin problems like acne, and safety issues such as driving drowsy and can lead to aggressive or inappropriate behavior. Dr. John Schuen is director of pediatric pulmonology at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan.  

Dr. Mindy McNeal believes the only behavior that can't be changed is death, less is more, routine is like a keeps the good in and the bad out, every person deserves quality health care and education, you can hate the behavior and still love the person, family and friends keep me sane, and ambiance does mask my lack of cooking skills.


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